Major League Baseball’s oldest living player turned 102 years old on Thursday. Conrado “Connie” Marrero, a Cuban born pitcher began his major league career in 1950 with the Washington Senators. He was 39 years old when he finally made it to the American Major Leagues. Prior to that he played with the Havana Cubans professional team in his native country. Marrero was named to the All-Star team in 1951 and played through the 1954 season.
Known mostly for off-speed pitches, in five seasons with the Senators Marrero posted a 39-40 record. He had a 3.67 ERA over 753.3 innings. He struck out 297 batters and walked 249. He is retired in his native country of Cuba.
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