|One coach and six players of the Vedado Tennis Club flew from |
Havana to Miami on a Pan American airplane. October 27, 1928.
Even though the game was one-sided, it was notable for two reasons. First, one Vedado coach and six players flew to Miami via Pan-American Airways. The rest of the team sailed to Key West and took the Overseas Railroad to Miami. Second, it was the first Miami football game that featured a student band. The 25-piece University of Miami band added to the game-day atmosphere in Coral Gables.
A quote from Marion Wallace's "The Cheer Leader," accurately summarizes the game:
"Well, the Cubans came by air, were defeated by air, and, we guess, went home full of air."