August 16, 2022

 

Baseball is the National Sport of Nicaragua

Thanks to a German businessman who introduced the game to natives in the 1850s, baseball is the great Nicaraguan pass time. Several MLB players including Everth Cabrera and Vicente Padilla played their first games of ball here. Although the most famous player hands down is Dennis Martinez, the first Latino-born player to pitch a perfect game when he played the Montreal Expos in 1991. Political strife and neglect saw the game decline (and futbol has started to gain steam) professional games returned in 2004 after a 30 year absence.

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