On May 25th, 1906, he was born in the central Jesús María, near the city of Matanzas, Martín Dihigo Llanos, considered the most complete Cuban baseball player of all time. In this onomastic 113 of the Master or The Immortal, as Martin is nicknamed in the United States and Latin America, the homage of the… Continue Reading »
Palmar de Junco Stadium
A replica of the giant crocodile that has adorned the slate of the Victoria de Girón stadium for some years went through the center of the city of Matanzas surprisingly, to be placed later on the building where the Baseball Hall of Fame lays, in the Palmar de Junco, National Monument. The crocodile, with the… Continue Reading »
Among the activities of remembrance for the second anniversary of the physical disappearance of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, could not miss the meeting of sporting glory, historians and officials of the Directorate of Sports in the stadium Palmar de Junco, Matanzas. With the screening of the documentary Pasión por el Deporte,… Continue Reading »
From the beginning of the Cuban revolutionary process in 1959 Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz included in his political program the sport “as a necessary activity that contributes to the well-being and the health of the town” and that almost two years later it acquires great development with the creation of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER).
The beautiful bay of clear, deep waters, in which bottom the treasure of silver fleet is kept, gave the name and the base to be built as a huge amphitheater of steep streets that converge in the beautiful Valley Yumurí saved.
The visit to the Palmar de Junco stadium, in Matanzas, stands out among the places that promote the routes through the city, site where the first official baseball game in Cuba took place, which is inextricably linked to the local history.
The historic Palmar de Junco stadium, from the city of Matanzas, has just been included as national and international tourist destination, this site told the lawyer Elena Gonzalez Mendez, director of the project.
The urgent need for projects of Municipal Initiative of Local Development(IMDL) to be managed properly, has been alerted in a report of management of economy and planning in the province of Matanzas, where targets the deficiencies which undermine their good performance.
The Palmar de Junco Stadium from Matanzas, which is considered the oldest active stadium in the world, occupies its own prominently merit in the history of national sports ; it is without doubt, a living museum of Cuban baseball.