In Matanzas in June 1866

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Date of Game June 1866
Location Matanzas, Cuba
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CUBAN Baseball apparently was born in June of 1866, when an American ship anchored in Matanzas Bay to load sugar. One day the U.S. sailors invited the Cubans to play a game they called baseball. Cubans joke that the Americans were motivated at least in part by a desire to sell baseball equipment; nonetheless, they helped build a baseball diamond at Palmar del Junco, where the first baseball games in Cuban history were played. (per 1989 baseball encyclopedia)

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