Tag Archives: Baseball in Panama

The History of the Caribbean Baseball Series

Roberto Clemente Walker in 1967. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and for us is a dignified symbol of the Caribbean Series. Image thanks to the U.S. Embassy.

The history of the Caribbean Baseball Series is both fascinating and indicative of how politics can only be held at bay but never removed entirely from the world of sports. Continue reading

Jonathan “Clyde” Parris- We Meet Again!

Here is Clyde Parris today in his Queens home. Both photos are thanks to Nicholas Diunte.

Here is Clyde Parris back in 1959.

A couple of days ago we were delighted to receive a valuable update on the life of an important figure in the athletic heritage of the Silver People of Panama.   We mentioned Jonathan “Clyde” Parris briefly in our article, “Baseball’s Roots in Panama.”  Thanks to Nick Diunte over at Yournabe.com we were treated to a newer and more personal look at the life and times of this extraordinary baseball player and all around athlete. Continue reading