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  • Aa3rt
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    Connie Marrero now the oldest living major leaguer

    From a blog by St. Louis Browns historian Bill McCurdy:

    Oldest Ex Big Leaguer Looks The Part

    As he approaches 100 years of age, the Cubano cigar is still present!
    Last edited by Aa3rt; 03-04-2011, 06:13 AM.

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  • VIBaseball
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    I know it's exceeding my authority here, since I'm not the Senators mod, but I thought it worthwhile to merge the two Marrero threads.

    I had the good fortune to meet Marrero several years ago on one of the Cubaball tours. Since then his sight has failed, but his memory remains incredibly keen. The man is a living treasure.

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  • caribeño
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    conrado

    metro , you are right ! That's Sr Conrado Marrero . Proud of his cuban nationality , the Havano was a must .

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  • metrotheme
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    Connie Marrero

    I found this photo on the net. I'm thinking it's Marrero by the cigar, but I could be wrong. Let me know.
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  • welch
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    I just remember Connie Marrera name...I was six when he pitched his last season for the Nats.

    However, my Dad always talks about him...his height ("a little sawed-off guy"), his control ("perfect"), his cigars ("always had a cigar"), and the first time he faced Ted Williams.

    According to Dad, Marrerro had been asking Clark Griffith for a raise, but Griffith ran things on a tight budget.

    Marrerro came in to a game, struck out the mighty Ted, and said, "Me pitch good. Now get raise?"

    Of course, he got no raise.

    By the way, it was a delight to see a quote from Mickey Vernon, my all-time favorite ball-player.

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  • Aa3rt
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    Thanks for the link to an interesting article Steve!

    In his 5 years with the Senators, Marrero went 39-40. Here's a comparison between Marrero's year by year record and how the Senators fared:

    1950 Marrero 6-10 Senators 67-87, 5th place
    1951 Marrero 11- 9 Senators 62-92, 7th place
    1952 Marrero 11- 8 Senators 78-76, 5th place
    1953 Marrero 8- 7 Senators 76-76, 5th place
    1954 Marrero 8- 3 Senators 66-88, 6th place

    Connie Marrero career record

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  • Steve Jeltz
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    Connie Marrero

    This article may be of some interest to Senators fans. I came across this humerous and, yet, somewhat sad, article about former Senators All Star pitcher Connie Marrero. Marrero did not make his major league debut until he was 38, but he was already a legendary pitcher in his native Cuba by the time he arrived in the bigs in 1950. At the age of 96, he is currently the fifth oldest former major leaguer still living.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...0,450976.story

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