Viva Cuba Beisbol



“Viva Cuba Béisbol: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Cuban Baseball,” Sept. 27, Burbank, CA

A Lecture/Slide Presentation and Book Signing by Byron Motley

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Burbank Central Library Auditorium
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California

Byron Motley Photographer/Author "Viva Cuba Beisbol"

Byron Motley
“Viva Cuba Beisbol”


Wish we were not inconvenienced by distance and the random cost of air travel to faraway baseball paradise. For those of us in Houston and other places far away from Burbank, California, next Tuesday night would be a great time for deep blue baseball fans to take advantage of another wonderful presentation by Terry Cannon of the Baseball Reliquary – and this time, as the Astros celebrate their own pursuit of players, players like the recently signed hitter, Yulie Gurriel – and now his little unsigned teenage brother – it would behoove us all to learn more about the rich story of baseball on the island nation. Here’s the e-mail we received this afternoon from Terry and the links to more he has to say about the upcoming book presentation, book sale, and event. For those of you with private planes, the contact information for event planner Terry Cannon is included:


Friends and Reliquarians:

In conjunction with its exhibition, “Feeling the Heat: Cuba’s Baseball Heritage,” the Baseball Reliquary presents “Viva Cuba Béisbol: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Cuban Baseball,” a lecture/slide presentation by Byron Motley, on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the Burbank Central Library Auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California.  A Los Angeles-based singer, author, photographer, and filmmaker, Motley will also sign copies of his photo book, “Embracing Cuba” (University of Florida Press, 2015).  The event is open to the public and free of charge.

We are pleased to attach the news release and flyer for this very special program.  The news release and related photos can also be viewed on the Baseball Reliquary Web site at:

We hope to see you next Tuesday!

Terry Cannon
Executive Director
The Baseball Reliquary

phone: (626) 791-7647


Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas




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