Conrado Eugenio Marrero Ramos was born on April 25, 2011, which makes him older than both Fenway Park and the Titanic. He pitched for a long time in his native Cuba and did not make it to the American big leagues until he was 38. He was one of those guys who threw "soft stuff" - curve balls, changeups and knucklers, and he did fairly well over five years with the Washington Senators before being released after the 1954 season. Marrero then returned to Cuba and was a coach for Cuban teams until he turned 80.
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It says a lot about baseball's worldwide appeal that its oldest living former player is a Cuban who lives yet in Cuba. I'm sure he could use that 20G and I hope it gets to him soon.