Cuba

Visiting Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban Home

Michael Connors visited Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home, Finca Vigia, to donate baseballs to the neighborhood little league team.

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Pictured with Coach Jorge, team coach, and Oscar “Cayuco” (the Homerun Kid) Blas, the last surviving member of the original baseball team “Estrellas de Gigi.”

Established in the 1940s to provide an activity for Ernest Hemingway’s sons, when they visited their Cuban family home, the “Estrellas de Gigi” (Gigi Stars) was named for Hemingway’s youngest son, Gregory, who was nicknamed Gigi.