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Four former baseball players elected to Hall of Fame in Cuba (+Photo)

Four former baseball players elected to Hall of Fame in Cuba (+Photo)

Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Four former baseball players with a vast history in this sport were elected on Tuesday to enter the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame located in this city, it was reported at a press conference.

On this seventh occasion, experts of the Electoral Committee selected former Pinar del Rio pitcher Pedro Luis Lazo, historical leader in games won in National Series (SN); outfielder member of Cuba teams and outstanding Havana manager Pedro Chavez and Las Tunas baseball player Osmany Urrutia, second in lifetime offensive average.

For its part, the Veterans Committee chose former Camagüey home run hitter Sol Miguel Cuevas, one of the strongest hitters in the first SN and also a member of national teams in the 1960s.

According to President of the Electoral Committee, Jose Manuel Yong, the election of these four figures recognizes the stellar trajectory of men devoted to baseball in Cuba and with results that place them among the best in the country throughout more than 60 years of national tournaments.

Sports announcer and baseball expert in Cuba Francisco Soriano said that, unlike previous editions, for the first time a person born in Matanzas is not chosen, but there are many who have victories for entry into the Hall, so there will soon be a special category that recognizes them.

At the press conference, it was announced that the induction ceremony for these former players will take place on February 6 at the Hall, located in the mythical Palmar de Junco stadium, which celebrates the 148th anniversary of the first official baseball game in Cuba.

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