By Robert Dominguez
Let’s play three! The Caribbean Series’ return in February 2020 will give fans a chance to enjoy a daily triple-header of tournament games.
The Series, to be played next year in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, will again feature top teams from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Panama and Puerto Rico. All six clubs will play every day, a first for the popular Series.
The games are set to start Saturday, Feb. 1 with a 10 a.m. tilt pitting Cuba against Venezuela. The round-robin tournament continues until Friday, Feb. 7, when the final between the teams with the best records begins at 8 p.m.
The Caribbean Series, created in 1949 as a showcase for Latin American talent that also used to welcome MLB players of all races and ethnicities, was won last year by Toros de Herrera, the first team from Panama to taeke the title since the Carta Vieja Yankees in 1950.
Puerto Rico’s Criollos de Caguas won back-to-back Series titles in 2017 and 2018.