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Fidel Castro's son named to international baseball post

December 6, 2009 | 10:38 am

Tony Castro, son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was among nine officials elected to the executive committee of the International Baseball Federation today.

Castro, a former amateur player in Cuba and the longtime trainer of the island's national baseball team, will serve a four-year term as the IBAF's third vice president. Paul Seiler of the U.S. also was selected to the committee, whose mission is to expand international baseball from the grassroots level to the World Baseball Classic.

Riccardo Fraccari of Italy was elected president, replacing former major league executive Harvey W. Schiller, who took over in 2007 to fill out the term of the late Aldo Notari.

There was little drama in Fraccari's selection since he ran unopposed.

-- Kevin Baxter