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Bjarkman, who specializes in the history of Cuban and Latino Cuban baseball, will speak about his forthcoming,┬áCuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story, on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in Sarasota, Fla., For more information about the program, call 941-545-5635.    

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Here’s the dope on the upcoming film festival hosted at the Baseball Hall of Fame from Sept. 19-21. The following events all take place in the Grandstand Theater. Blurbs come from the Hall of Fame press release. Following a reception at 5 p.m., The festival gets under way with an introductory discussion and opening film– […]

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As announced on the Cuba Journal blog. Seems like a strange place to host it, but better there than nowhere. “In this seminar, Thomas Carter introduces his new book on how baseball has played a significant role since the nineteenth century in Cuban society and in the formation of Cuban national identity and how it […]

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From the Oct. 6 issue of The New York Times.

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In this 2002 article from Reason.com, we learn how the decision by the communist dictator to step down might open the door for baseball scholarship. According to the piece by Matt Welch, Cuban national Severo Nieto basically invented Cuban baseball research in 1955 when he co-authored the country’s first-ever baseball encyclopedia, laboriously reconstructing the statistical […]

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