Cuba Made History At The 2023 Little League World Series

The first country to qualify for the tournament since 1947 was Bayamo Little League.

They'll debut Wednesday against Japan.

manager Vladimir Vargas told Associated PressThey'll debut Wednesday against Japan.

 reporter Spencer Ripchik via a translator. "Many teams want to be here, but we are. This is great for us."

The first country to qualify for the tournament since 1947 was Bayamo Little League. 

A recognizable name is on Bayamo's roster. Pitcher Luis Gurriel Jr. is related to MLB players Lourdes and Yuli Gurriel.

Yuli told Cesar Brioso of USA Today that he's "extremely delighted" to watch Luis play for Cuba.

"The Little League World Series is a great opportunity for him," Yuli Gurriel remarked. A Cuban team is making history

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