Latin America had gotten involved in the game, and in spite of the fact that most countries there could not immediately rival in performance their Northern counterparts, their passion for it certainly competed with that of the U.S.

By comparison, the Cubans had been unimpressed with the evolution of baseball in the U.S., and with the evolution of Babe Ruth altogether. This had mainly been because the baseball fields in Cuba had been larger than the ones in the U.S. Also, while Babe Ruth's trip to Japan had had a strong influence on people over there, the American superstar's journey in Cuba had been different.

Shortly after the Babe joined the Yankees, the American team went to Cuba to play against the Cuban team. Cristobal Torriente had been the local baseball superstar at the time and the Cubans did not hesitate to prove that they, too, had good baseball players....
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