Tampa, Cuba have a history that was forged on baseball diamond
TBO.com – March 19, 2016
The last time a professional baseball team from the Tampa area competed in Cuba, it was the hottest ticket in that nation. It was the early 1950s — before Fidel Castro rose to power — and a minor league game between Tampa and Havana drew 30,000 fans. A strong Cuba-Tampa baseball bond lasted for nearly seven decades, until the start of the Cuban revolution. The first major wave of Cuban immigrants to Tampa came in 1885 with the founding of Ybor City. Read more from TBO.com.