McAllister, Bruce. "Southpaw"
Divergence: 1948 CE
What if: Fidel Castro accepted the contract offer from the New York Giants and became a profesional baseball player.
Summary: While a struggling rookie pitcher in 1951, Castro's eyes are opened to the troubles at home and he arranges a meeting with countryman Desi Arnaz.
Published: In Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1993; Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History (eds. Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt), q.v.; and The Girl Who Loved Animals and Other Stories , Golden Gryphon 2007 (1930846495BUY).