Fidel Castro Baseball Jersey


“Five days after Castro had seized power in Cuba, members of Castro’s guerilla army – known as the 26th of July Movement – were invited to attend a Havana Cuba Sugar Kings game for free.  These guerillas were known as “Barbudos” – the bearded ones – and beard length was a point of pride as it was used to determine length of time served in the movement.  The crowd stood to sing the July 26 movement’s anthem and gave a long standing ovation to the guerrillas.  Soldiers and players mingled.  When Carlos Paula hit a home run, one of the Barbudos jumped onto the field and embraced him.  It was a time of celebration at Gran Stadium (now Estadio Latinoamericano).  Baseball was again at the heart of Cuba’s nationalism, even though Fidel had yet to reach Havana.”

Baseball jersey featuring ‘Barbudos’ with ‘Castro’ to reverse.

Size: Large – 23″ pit to pit, 32″ full length

Condition: Good used condition


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