2019-20 Cuban Season's Calendar Revealed
By Ray Otero | Founder and Director of BaseballdeCuba | @baseballdecuba
Jun 27, 2019
The 2019-20 Cuban Baseball National Series (59th BNS) will get underway on Saturday, August 10. It will feature the game between the Villa Clara Leopards and Las Tunas Woodcutters at Julio A. Mella Stadium in Las Tunas at 2:15 pm (ET).
The traditional Opening Day is also scheduled for August 10 in other seven stadiums, continuing with the format established last year, to allow the season to end before the Caribbean Series in February.
Opening Day will feature 8 matchups and the most interesting games will have Granma visiting Pinar del Río and its returning manager, Alfonso Urquiola; Industriales hosting Ciego de Ávila at Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana; and, of course, the defending champion, Las Tunas, facing Villa Clara at Julio A. Mella in Las Tunas.
Apart from the usual calendar stuff in the schedule we have the following important dates:
- The first half of the season will begin on August 10 and it will end on October 7
- From October 8-11, makeup for all suspended games
- From October 13-17 the Qualifying Play Off series to define the last two teams for the second half of the season will take place
- The players draft for the second half of the season will take place on October 18
- The always much talked celebrations for the All-Star Game between the East and the West will occur on October 19 and October 20
- The second half of the season will begin on October 27 and it will end on Christmas Eve, December 24
- From December 25-26, makeup for all suspended games during the second half
- The players draft for the 2020 Cuban Postseason will take place on December 27
- The 2020 Cuban Postseason – Semifinals and Finals - will take place from January 4-23, 2020
The following is the official league 2019-20 Schedule for the first half of the season.
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