This day in baseball: Early Cuban baseball

The first documented baseball game in Cuba took place on December 27, 1874 at Palmar de Junco.  In the contest, a team from Havana squared off against one from Mantanzas.  The game was called after seven innings, due to darkness, with Havana leading 51-9.

palmar-de-junco

Palmar de Junco in 1901 (baseballdigest.com)