Connie Marrero, oldest living ex-big leaguer, passes away at 102
Former Washington Senators righty Connie Marrero has passed away at age 102. He was the oldest living former MLB player.
Conrado "Connie" Marrero has passed away at age 102, just two days shy of his 103rd birthday, according to the Associated Press. He was the oldest living former MLB player.
Marrero made his debut at age 38 and pitched for the Washington Senators from 1950-54. He was an All-Star in 1951, going 11-9 with a 3.90 ERA in 187 innings. Marrero went 39-40 with a 3.67 ERA in 735 1/3 innings in his career.
According to Associated Press, Marrero was "renowned for his control and for his presence on the mound despite standing just 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 158 pounds." He was born in Sagua la Grande in Cuba and died in Havana, his family confirmed.
The oldest living ex-big leaguer is now Mike Sandlock, an infielder who played for three teams from 1942-53. He is 98.
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