Not One Of Fidel Castro’s Baseball Teammates
There is a myth that the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was an excellent baseball player during his collegiate years. It was claimed he was so good that major league scouts were following him. He was even offered a major league contract.
One thing Fidel Castro did do with baseball was effectively kill off the flow of major league talent from Cuba to the United States.
So how does this monkey photograph relate to Fidel Castro? Was the baseball monkey a mascot of one of Fidel’s teams?
There is no relationship except we thought it was a very strange photograph.
This 1950s news photograph above has lost its original caption. the note on the back says “Havana baseball monkey.”
Several things to ponder:
If this is your mascot, what is the name of your team?
That is one terrible place to lay out a baseball field. Continue reading