Panama, .- The champions of the Caribbean Series 2019, the Bulls of Herrera, were received on Thursday at the Panamanian presidential palace and awarded by the national government with $ 1,500 for each player for the feat achieved in the tournament.
The event, held in the Hall of Peace of the Palace of Las Garzas, was attended by the players of the winning team, who were congratulated by the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela, who praised the effort made as “a demonstration of the potential of our baseball. “
The Panamanian president revealed that he is a big fan of baseball and recalled the moments when Manuel Rodríguez, current coach of the Toros de Herrera, as a fourth bat showed his power, mainly in the traditional Azuero classics of the Panamanian ball.
For the team, interior player Edgar Muñoz was in charge of thanking the president.
Muñoz pointed out the “pride that represented for the Bulls of Herrera represent Panama in the Caribbean Series”, after the last participation in 1960 and with “the effort of each of the players” with great pride could be crowned champions.
The Panamanians won the title of this regional competition on February 10 in the capital of the country by defeating 3 to 1 the ninth of Leñadores de Las Tunas de Cuba.
Along with the players of Herrera were also honored the players of Los Santos, who were crowned champions last Tuesday in the Panamanian youth ball, defeating in the final series the province of Coclé.
The santeños peloteros also received an economic incentive from the Presidency of the Republic of Panama.
In the act were David Salayandía, director of the Professional Baseball League of Panama (Probeis); Alejandro Leandro, shareholder of the Toros de Herrera; Manuel Rodríguez, helmsman of the Bulls, and Cirilo Cumberbach, pilot of the youth team of Los Santos. (EFE)