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Baseball at the 1987 Pan American Games

Clash between Cuban players and anti-Castro protestorsEdit

At a baseball game in between Cuba and the Netherlands Antilles the day after the opening ceremony, anti-Castro protestors taunted the Cuban players, threw flyers at them, and mocked with them offers of cash. A fight broke out but only one bystander was injured and hospitalized after Indianapolis police broke up the fight by preventing the Cuban players from entering the stands. At a subsequent game against Puerto Rico, some Cuban players were able to enter the stands to chase protestors before being stopped.[1]


Medal tableEdit

1  Cuba1001
2  United States0101
3  Puerto Rico0011
Totals (3 nations)1113


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's   Cuba (CUB)   United States (USA)   Puerto Rico (PUR)


  1. ^ Higgins, Will (August 6, 2017). "Brawlers, provocateurs, even assassins: How Indy became a sports town". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 1, 2018.