goodbye number 27

KILLS— Kissing the boards and then raising his hands, Honder Martínez Martínez said goodbye to the Cuban fans who had admired him during his 192 National Series victories.

Farewell to the 27th number of Cuban baseball took place this Thursday afternoon. After saying goodbye to the people gathered on Martin Dihigo Avenue, he got into the car across the left field of the Victoria de Giron Stadium, wearing a Cuba suit with the number 27 on the back, and at the same time received applause from the Matanzas fans. admiration and respect.

A group of young talents donated a glove and a ball to boxing as a token of affection for the man who dedicated his life to the sport since his debut in the 1996-1997 season.

“Jonder is a crocodile forever,” said fan Jorge Castellanos, who indicated that he is an athlete, an example of an athlete, son, father, husband: “Today we applaud his dedication to baseball, we are not firing him. as he continues as serving coach for the Matanzas team, this is a huge opportunity for young people.”

Of his 192 victories, 56 were with the Matanzas team, with whom he won his last game on September 16, 2020 against Las Tunas. In his long career, Yonder amassed 1,850 strikeouts, 897 walks, 31 saves, and lost 156 games. The former chess player received gifts from the party and the government, from the committees for the defense of the revolution (KZR), the Union of Young Communists (YUK), the Federation of University Students (FES), the Federation of High School Students (FEEM) and INDER.

A digital screen between center and left field showed multiple images of the star pitcher’s trajectory. This pitcher was born in El Mariel on June 22, 1978 and was part of the team that was proclaimed the champion of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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