HAVANA, Cuba (AP) – Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. 211 more words
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There weren’t nearly enough birthday candles on hand to do justice to Conrado Marrero, the world’s oldest living former Major League Baseball player. So the Cuban hurler had to make do with just one atop the cake Thursday as he celebrated his 102nd birthday at his modest Havana apartment, surrounded by family and friends with an unlit Cuban cigar in his mouth and a baseball cap on his head—as the Associated Press reports. 824 more words
Cuban Conrado Marrero still loves to talk baseball—as he did with Paul Haven of the Associated Press.
Conrado Marrero can still remember the crisp feeling of slipping on his Washington Senators uniform, and the surge of adrenaline he got staring down Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and other major league batters. 307 more words