LAST MOMENT: One of the best Cuban baseball coaches passed away

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After several days fighting for his life, this Thursday, November 4, one of the good technicians that Cuban baseball has had ceased to exist.

Because of the virus that has affected Cuba and the world so much in the last two years, Benito Camacho entry this weekend at the Salvador Allende hospital in the Cuban capital (Covadonga) and unfortunately his picture became more complex as the days went by.

Around four in the morning his heart stopped, and although there have been contradictions about the official cause of his death, COVID was definitely the main responsible for his physical loss.

At this moment it was known through the family of Rey Vicente Anglada, a very close friend of Camacho, that his remains will be cremated as has happened with many who have been mortally affected by the pandemic.

Precisely the prominent ex-manager of Industriales, with who last worked Benito At the highest level of baseball, he has been one of those who has been very active with this entire process since he learned of the unfortunate outcome.

Since 1998 he was the physical trainer of the national team and technical chief in general, a role in which he held for more than a decade until 2010. He was the last in that position that achieved great results among those who stand out the Olympic title in Athens 2004, in addition to second place in the 2006 World Classic and several world crowns (1998, 2001 and 2005). Cuba was also on the agenda while the Pan American tournaments of 1999, 2003 and 2007, the Central American Games of 1998 and 2006, along with other transcendental events and caps such as the Baltimore Orioles in 1999, were in the preparation of its team.

He was the successor in office to Miguel Valdés, who currently resides in Miami and who maintains the supremacy in terms of the amount of time with that responsibility.

His most recent involvement with baseball at an important level was his presence as an advisor to the Industriales management in the second stage of Anglada, who personally requested that he be on the coaching staff.

José Benito Camacho Urrutia also worked for a long time in Mexican professional baseball, including as a manager in the Northern League where he remained until the call of Industriales. In four of the five seasons as helmsman, he qualified for the playoffs within the Aztec circuit and became the only foreign champion.

After the death of Benito, he became one of the most important figures who have died due to the pandemic in the Cuban baseball environment.

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LAST MOMENT: One of the best Cuban baseball coaches passed away