Baseball Archeology in Cuba: A Trip to Güines
This article was published in the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal.
Visiting Cuba is like tripping in a time machine, and this photo essay by Mark Rucker blends the old and the new. The inspiration for this one-day trip was a group of photographs from the winter ball season of 1927–28. They were taken at a ballpark in Güines, a small city of 70,000, about 50 kilometers southeast of Havana. Visiting Cuba is like tripping in a time machine. We’re not talking about a beach vacation at Varadero, but a visitation to the living, working Cuba. A Cuba where . . .
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