Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, December 9,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: The Sporting Legacy of Fidel Castro in Cuba

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

 

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This week Doc and Danielle will discuss the legacy of politics and sport in Cuba in the wake of the death of Fidel Castro – and, an update on the aftermath of the tragic plane crash in Columbia that claimed 71 lives including all but 3 of an entire Brazilian soccer team that was winning the hearts of the nation with their improbable success.

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day – ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, Eureka, CA

“The United States, Cuba and Baseball” , 7:55 AM, Jan. 5 – 9, 2015

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The historical and political relationship between the United States and Cuba has been complicated and contentious, but baseball  has always been a common passion.    “Old-School” baseball fans will remember Tiant, Cuellar, Canseco, Pasqual, Perez, Oliva, Campanaris, and Minoso, and revel in current stars like Cespedes, Puig and Abreu.   But Cubans playing the game of baseball go back almost a century and a half!  And, one of sports great urban myths still abounds after a half of a century – a great “alternative history” speculation…a supposed “try-out” in Havana in 1951 by none other than a  law student turned eventual revolutionary, Fidel Castro.

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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, January 5,  2014 at 1:00  PM  –  The United States, Cuba and Baseball

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.  This new feature is an outgrowth of Doc’s 12-part series on Latino athletes and sport for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper in Ukiah, CA.

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This month, we’ll speak about Cuba’s baseball tradition that goes back 150 years –  “Old-School” baseball fans will remember Tiant, Cuellar, Canseco, El Duque Hernandez Pedroso, Pasqual, Perez, Oliva, Campanaris, and Minoso, and revel in current stars like Cespedes, Puig and Abreu – all hailing from the island country of the “clave” just 90 miles off the Florida coast.  And, one of sports great urban myths still abounds after a half of a century – a great “alternative history” speculation…a supposed “try-out” in Havana in 1951 by none other than a  law student turned eventual revolutionary, Fidel Castro.  With President Obama’s recent overtures to Cuba after a half a century of Cold War politics, how has and does the sport of baseball intersect with politics?

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Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Cuban Baseball History” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, July 14, 2014

Dolf Luque

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Dolf Luque’ – The first  Cuban-born major league ball-player to have a notable career.  Luque”  won 191 games in 20 seasons in the majors and pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in the famous Black Sox World Series of 1919.

The historical and political relationship between the United States and Cuba has been complicated and contentious, but baseball has always been a common passion going back 150 years when  Havana-born Esteban Enrique Bellan played catcher for St. John’s College in the late 1860’s.   And then, there’s the genre of “Alternate History,” too.  Listen in for for one of  baseball’s famous urban myths.

 

http://www.prx.org/pieces/124908-cuban-baseball-and-alternate-history

 

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