Panama was only in the Caribbean Series because it was a secondary hosting choice, but it went ahead and won the entire thing Sunday.
According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), Panama defeated Cuba 3-1 in Sunday’s championship game to clinch the country’s first Caribbean Series title since 1950 and second in its history. It was the first time the nation was in the tournament since 1960.
The AP explained Panama was only included in the field because the series was moved from Venezuela to Panama for security concerns, opening up a guest invitation.
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