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US, Cuba Have Long Shared Love of Baseball

For all their acrimony during the past 50-plus years, the United States and Cuba have shared a common passion: baseball. It is America’s “national pastime” and an obsession in the island nation 150 kilometers to the south, where students returning from the U.S. brought the game in the mid-1800s. Tuesday’s game in Havana between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team is the latest link in a chain connecting the countries, particularly since Fidel Castro seized power in...

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