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List of Cuban Defectors

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The people listed below left Cuba following the communist revolution of Fidel Castro. Some left their homeland specifically to play professional baseball which was abolished in Cuba. Players marked with a ^ left Cuba as children and thus had no political motive of their own. Alexei Ramirez said that he did not consider himself a defector when he left Cuba but is still included in this list. Players in bold appeared for the Cuban national team. Not included are people who played outside Cuba with the permission of the Cuban government (Fausto Alvarez, Omar Linares, Remigio Leal, etc.)


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