HAVANA (March 16) – Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation (CBC) will discuss with Cuban sports authorities the possible return of the island to the Caribbean Series, after its withdrawal from the event in 1960.
According to information published by the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, representatives of the winter leagues of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, were to arrive in Havana with Puello on Thursday, with the wish of working with this purpose.
During an interview with the Radio Rebelde national radio station, the executive explained that, if Cuba’s participation in the next Caribbean competition is concretized – in February, 2013, in Hermosillo, Mexico – the event would have an additional attractive, the newspaper reported.
Until its withdrawal from the competition in 1960, Cuban baseball had finished first seven of the 12 occasions in which it participated, along with teams of Puerto Rico, Panama and Venezuela.
Since the revival of the Series in 1970 without Cuba and Panama, the Dominican Republic has won most of the competitions, with 19 titles, followed by Puerto Rico (10), Venezuela (7) and Mexico (6). (ACN)