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Castro in front of a Havana statue of Cuban national hero José Martí in 2003.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13th, 1926) is a retired Cuban professional baseball player. He won several awards and was one of Cuba's best known baseball players before he retired in 1970.

Castro was a close personal friend of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.