From SABR member Daniel J. Glickman at The Baseball Continuum on January 29, 2015:
One of the great perks of SABR membership is access online to The Sporting News’ archives. While it now is dedicated to all sports, for a good chunk of it’s earlier history it was almost entirely focused on baseball. This allows us to see how players, ideas, teams and even countries first got the attention of the baseball press. So, similar to my article on the first references to Japanese baseball, here’s a look at the first references to baseball in the Caribbean in the Sporting News archives…. just in time for the Caribbean World Series in February!
Cuba (and Mexico!)
The first reference to Cuba and Mexico come in the same item in the July 26, 1886 issue, in a brief item about the Louisville Colonels’ winter plans …
Read the full article here: http://baseballcontinuum.com/2015/01/29/first-references-in-the-sporting-news-the-caribbean/
Originally published: January 29, 2015. Last Updated: January 29, 2015.