Major League Baseball visits to the Dominican Republic

From the visit of the Cincinnati Reds in 1936 to the clash between Minnesota and Detroit before the arrival of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Dominican Republic has hosted the presence of Major League Baseball teams. .

The Reds faced Escogido and Licey in a series sponsored by the tyranny of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in his re-election attempt, as stated by the journalist and researcher Félix García Estrella in his “Total Baseball Encyclopedia.”

In 1948, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Montreal Royals, their Triple A branch, visited the country to face a team of Dominican stars. In addition, Dodgers and Montreal met in their challenge in the city of San Cristóbal.

The Pittsburgh Pirates were the visitors on duty in the year 1967 which held a series of exhibition games against a selection of Dominican players.

In 1977, the series between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers took place and which is remembered when in the second game and as a pinch hitter, Manuel Mota, of the Dodgers, hit a home run off Tom Seaver, of the Mets.

The following year saw the visit of the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals who played challenges in the capital, Santiago and San Francisco de Macorís.

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros were the stars of a couple of games at the

year of 1984.

In 1999, the New York Mets and the Montreal Expos met here, with Felipe Rojas Alou

and Vladimir Guerrero.

The following year, the clashes featured the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros.

On March 7, 2020, the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins played, just before the covid-19 pandemic.

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