People: Jul. 31, 2000

TAKE HIM OUT TO THE BALL GAME

Last week nine strangers equipped with scant food and a gallon of water among them were deposited on an uninhabited, mosquito-infested island off the Florida Keys, clueless as to when they'd be leaving. No, it wasn't the first episode of Survivor II, but rather the second attempt of Cuban baseball slugger ANDY MORALES to reach U.S. soil. Six weeks ago, the stellar third baseman tried to defect but was plucked from the sea and hauled back to his homeland, where a year earlier Castro had personally congratulated him for hitting the winning home run...

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