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República Dominicana

The 1948 plane crash at Rio Verde, which killed nearly the entire Dominican national team, is remembered annually at this Santiago mausoleum. A new team, hastily assembled to take its place, won the amateur world championship, turning tragedy into triumph and initiating a rebirth in Dominican baseball.

Official records of the 1959-60 Dominican Winter League season, when brothers Felipe and Matty Alou hit over .400 and finished 1-2 for the batting title

Jersey worn in 1967-68 by star infielder Winston "Chilote" Llenas of the Águilas Cibaeñas (Cibao Eagles), the defending champions of the Dominican Winter League

Veterans of Licey's games against rivals Escogido or Águilas say the atmosphere surrounding those contests has no comparison anywhere. This flag commemorates Licey's centennial, 2007.

"If you don't like it this way, turn the picture over," suggests a cartoon illustrating the rivalry between Licey (Tiger) and Escogido (Lion), 1950s