Lead: Considered the national pastime of the United States, baseball was one of the decisive factors in bringing independence to Cuba.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Cuba in the last half of the 1800s was growing restless after centuries of Spanish rule. Several open rebellions had been suppressed by the Madrid government but this only served to intensify the Cuban desire for independence. Tensions between criollos, people born on the island and peninsulares, people from Spain, was growing as the justification for colonialism became less and less appealing for the islanders.

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