People: May 12, 1967

For years, he liked to spend the off season at home, playing for Havana in the Cuban Winter League. Then, in 1962, former Brooklyn Dodger Outfielder Sandy Amorós, who saved the 1955 World Series for the Bums with his spectacular centerfield snag off Yogi Berra, took a very mean curve from Fidel Castro. The Beard decided that Sandy should stay in the bush league, kept him in Cuba for five years. Finally Sandy, 37, succeeded in getting passage for himself, his wife Migdalia and 13-year-old daughter Eloísa aboard one of the twice-daily Varadero-to-Miami...

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