Brooks Robinson remembers playing in Havana during the Cuban Revolution
By Dan Holmes November 23, 2018
This video clip from the National Baseball Hall of Fame is an interview with Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson. In 1957-58, Robinson played in the Cuban League during the winter months. Here, he tells us what it was like with bombs going off near the ballpark in Havana while Fidel Castro was leading his revolution.
Dan Holmes is an author and baseball historian. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Major League Baseball. He once defeated George Brett in Texas Hold Em poker and faced Phil Niekro's knuckleball. He has two daughters and he writes regularly about baseball and many other topics.