According to this site, in 1951 a young lawyer was thrown out of the Winter League for hitting a batter. Apparently, he decided that taking over Cuba was a more attractive career option.
My questions are several:
What is the Winter League? Is it “professional” baseball, like the minor leagues, or is/was it an informal association?
Anyone know if Castro was any good as a pitcher? Did he have major league prospects?
I know that Cuba in general and Fidel in particular is crazy about baseball, but do they follow the major leagues? If so, what’s Castro’s favorite team?