Cuban All-Star Series

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The Cuban All-Star Series has been played at times in lieu of a Cuban All-Star Game.

The first Series was held in the 1967-1968 season. The Orientales beat the Occidentales, 5 games to 3 with 1 tie. José Huelga, Pedro Chávez and Felipe Sarduy were the top performers. In 1968-1969, the Orientales again won, this time 5 games to 4. Miguel Cuevas, Rigoberto Rosique and Rolando Macías were among the leaders.

In 1970-1971, the Occidentales got revenge, 6 games to 3. Walfrido Ruíz won a pitching Triple Crown. In 1971-1972, the Orientales won a longer Series, 9 games to 6. Rodovaldo Esquivel and Pedro Jova were among the top stars.

During 1972-1973, Armando Capiró starred but his Industriales fell 8 games to 4 to Selección. In 1973-1974, Habana topped Selección 4 games to 2. Bernardo González, Braudilio Vinent, Capiró and Reinaldo Linares starred.

After a hiatus, the Series returned for one season in 1978-1979 and Selección beat Oriente, 2 games to 0 behind Rodolfo Puente and Antonio Muñoz.

The Series was next reinstated in 2009-2010.