THE BEGINNING OF BASEBALL IN NICARAGUA (Atlantic Coast)
On the Atlantic coast baseball is played since the last century accounting for the honor to start baseball in Bluefields Nicaragua. According to Mr. Albert C. Smith, in 1888, an American businessman called Adlesberg, bored of seeing the natives play a game called Cricket, ordered to teach them baseball. After several practices Mr. adlesberg, asked the United States for the first baseball equipment that arrived in Nicaragua.
On May 9th, 1889, according to records that are still preserved the first teams were the "Southern Base Ball Club" South of Bluefields and represented the Northern Quarter in the "White Rose". Baseball for that year was in full swing in Bluefields and even without losing brightness, we can say that Bluefields, is the birthplace of baseball in Nicaragua.
Covering 532 square kilometers, "Pearl Lagoon" lagoon is one of the largest freshwater lagoons in Central America. It's one of the most important villages on the Nicaraguan Atlantic Coast.
Albert Williams Stats
Albert Williams was born on Thursday, May 6, 1954, in Laguna De Perlas, Nicaragua.
Williams was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 7, 1980, with
the Minnesota Twins.