In the 1960s one of the young fans in the stands at Tiger Stadium was the son of Cuban refugees and the grandson of a baseball-loving, Spanish-speaking grandfather who listened faithfully to Ernie Harwell. Pedro Gomez has since spent a lifetime in baseball. He joined ESPN in 2003 and is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. He talks about his Detroit roots and the state of the game today.
Great interview with Pedro Gomez on the @TigersHistory podcast. Barbaro Garbey's defection from Cuba in the Mariel boatlift in is discussed along with the plight of Cuban players. Here is an interview with @bobpagesports of Barbaro from '87.https://t.co/UOflT2pCYO via @YouTube
— Iffy The Dopester (@IffyTheDopester) September 18, 2019