In Matanzas in June 1866

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Date of Game June 1866
Location Matanzas, Cuba

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)


This may be apocryphal.

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Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Matanzas, Cuba


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