Remembering the Orioles' trip to Castro's Cuba in 1999

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Remembering the Orioles' trip to Castro's Cuba in 1999

March 28, 1999 was one of the most significant days in baseball history, as it marked the first game for a major-league team in Cuba in 40 years.The Orioles and Cuba's national team played the first of two exhibition games that day, in Havana; the second game was contested May 3, 1999, in Baltimore.The O's won 3-2 in Game 1, but lost 12-6 in Game 2.In 1959, Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90, led the Cuban Revolution to overthrow president Fulgencio Batista.

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