Posts Tagged ‘Dominican Baseball’

From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

From The Barrios To The Big Leagues – The 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla

Photography: Alex Goodlett This past Sunday, September 18th, 20 teams and over 100 players took to the field for Vitilla supremacy at the 2016 Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla. Vitilla is a street version of baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic. Similar to stick ball, Vitilla is played with a broomstick and a bottle […]


Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx…

Spread Love: The Red Bull Clasico De Vitilla Returns To The Bronx...

Vitilla is a form of street baseball that originated in the Dominican Republic and is traditionally played with a plastic bottle cap and broomstick. Red Bull Clasico de Vitilla brings the Dominican street game to the Bronx in a spectator-friendly tournament-style competition for serious players and recreationalists alike.  Vitilla is a classic game that has […]


The Dominican Diamond Expert | NY Times

The Dominican Diamond Expert | NY Times

By JONATHAN BLITZER SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Ever since Pedro Martinez entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, Emilio Cordova, the Dominican Republic’s most celebrated baseball historian, has been carrying copies of stat sheets with him all over town. On one side of the pages are Martinez’s career numbers; on the other are […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Where the Boys of Winter Enchant Baseball Fans | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Where the Boys of Winter Enchant Baseball Fans | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Published: January 26, 2006 On Tuesday night, a group of young men in oversized winter coats crowded close to the windows of El Nuevo Caridad, a restaurant in Washington Heights. Inside, there was a baseball game on television and the customers were watching and cheering as if it were the World Series. […]

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