Cuba Culture

BankUnited and The Florida Marlins to Display Cuban Baseball Memorabilia

Posted June 08, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Memorabilia courtesy of the Orestes Chavez Collection

WHAT: In celebration of Cuban baseball, BankUnited and The Florida Marlins will showcase items from City of Miami Police Sgt. Orestes Chavez’s rare collection of Cuban baseball memorabilia.

Pieces on display will include:

      Jerseys from Cuba’s original baseball teams, including the 1935 Havana jersey, 1954 Almendares jersey, 1952 Cienfuegos jersey and 1956 Mariano Bat Boy jersey;

      Jerseys from Cuba’s original high school/college baseball teams, including Belen, Champagnat, University of Villanueva and Matlistas;

      Collectible bats, balls, baseball cards and the1942 Pro Baseball Championship Trophy; and

      Major-league jerseys worn by Cuban baseball stars including pitcher Livan Hernandez of the Expos.
WHEN: 4 p.m. 8 p.m. on game day (Marlins vs. Texas Rangers), Saturday, June 19

WHERE:      Club Level

Pro Player Stadium

2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami, FL 33056

WHO: BankUnited Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: BKUNA) is the holding company for BankUnited FSB, the largest banking institution headquartered in Florida as measured by assets. BankUnited had assets of $7.7 billion at March 31, 2004. Serving customers in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties through 47 branches, BankUnited offers a full spectrum of consumer and commercial banking products and services, including online products that can be accessed through [url=][/url] . For additional information, call (877) 779-2265. 

CONTACT: Jeanine Faine
            Thorp & Company
            (305) 446-2700
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Member Comments

On June 09, 2004, publisher wrote:

What’ this collection worth on eBay?

On July 21, 2004, Marilyn Cabrera wrote:

My ex-husband’ father played for Mariano in the 50s.  He was a catcher, Pedro Cabrera.  My daughter has decided she wants to try to locate a jersey or some other memorabelia from that time for her dad.  Is there a way to contact Mr. Chavez to see if there is any possibility of talking to him about this?  Thank You!!!