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Satch conquers the Natives

Alabama’s own Satchel Paige’s story, well-told by Larry Tye, reminds one of a time not so long ago when the racial divide in this country was more obvious and ugly. Yet black players like Paige were treated as equals when … Continue reading

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Alas Anzoátegui!

The Caribes of Anzoátegui beat all comers between Monday and Friday: the Gigantes of the Dominican Republic; the Tomateros (tomato growers) of Culiacán, Mexico; the Cangrejeros (crabbers) of Santurce, Puerto Rico; the Vegueros (tobacco growers) of Rio de Pinar, Cuba. … Continue reading

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Of Tomatoes and Tobacco: To the Semifinals!

It’s not that hard to make the semifinals of a tournament in which there are only 5 teams. The mighty Caribes of Anzoátegui did it easily, winning their second consecutive game of the Caribbean Series yesterday in a 6-5 come-from-behind … Continue reading

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Up Anzoátegui!

The Caribes of Anzoátegui began the Caribbean Series as they ended the final series in Venezuela, with a convincing victory. Manager of the Year Omar Lopez’s team beat host Puerto Rico, represented by Roberto Clemente’s old team the Cangrejeros (Crabbers) of … Continue reading

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