1993 Omar Linares Worn Practice Jersey Cuba National TeamGo Back
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Omar Linares is a former Cuban baseball player. Linares, who played third base for the Cuban national team and for Pinar del Río and Vegueros in the Cuban National Series wearing the number 10 on his jersey, is considered one of the greatest Cuban players of all time. Linares’s first steps in the world of sports were as a track and field athlete where he was considered a promising star at a young age. Linares soon decided to follow the steps of his father Fidel Linares in the world of baseball. He is well known in Cuba for having started a baseball career at a very young age. It is to Cuban baseball broadcaster Bobby Salamanca to whom it is attributed the popularity of Linares’s nickname “El Niño” (The Kid) after Linares impressed Salamanca with his baseball skills as a teen being called to the roster of Cuban national team being only 17, it is to former manager Jose Miguel Pineda that Linares attributes the authority of his nickname in 1982.
Presented is one of Linares’ practice worn jerseys. It is a red pullover with a nice “CUBA” spell out on the front in blue and white (some wear to the lettering present). No number or name designation present but Linares wear confirmed by provenance. Made by Mizuno with tag in the collar 98-6.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team