Skip to content

Ex-Major League baseball player dies in Cuba two days short of his 103rd birthday

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/24/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Connie Marrero was known for his unorthodox style and coached until his nineties

He was known for his short stature, unorthodox style and love for cigars. Making a name for himself in the major leagues, Conrado "Connie" Marrero returned to his native Cuba after the Castro-led revolution where he continued to coach well into his nineties. Marreno has died, two days short of his 103rd birthday.

As one of players who stayed in the country after the revolution, Connie Marrero is viewed as a link between the old professional Cuban League and post-revolution amateur Cuban national baseball system.

As one of players who stayed in the country after the revolution, Connie Marrero is viewed as a link between the old professional Cuban League and post-revolution amateur Cuban national baseball system.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/24/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Conrado


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Marrero died at his home in Havana at the age of 102. First making his name in Cuba in the 1930s, he went on to have a late career surge in Washington in the 50s.

Considered a hero in Cuba, he came back home after the 1959 revolution.

Check out our fine selection of Bibles -- by going here!

Marrero debuted for the Washington Senators at the relatively old age of almost 39, a signing initially dismissed as a joke. One journalist described him as a cross between "a crazy windmill and a duck flying backwards." Despite this, Marrero soon won over fans and critics alike.

Baseball remains Cuba's most popular sport.

As one of players who stayed in the country after the revolution, Marrero is viewed as a link between the old professional Cuban League and post-revolution amateur Cuban national baseball system.

Marrero was born April 25, 1911, in the town of Sagua la Grande, about 220 miles east of Havana.
He became the oldest living ex-Major Leaguer in February 2011 after the death of former Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Tony Malinosky.

"He was a living legend of Major League and also for baseball in Cuba before the revolution," baseball fan Manuel Gallego says.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


More Americas

A message of HOPE amid Puerto Rico's hurricane disaster Watch

Image of Puerto Rican bishops [not pictured] offer message of hope after hurricanes

The Puerto Rican bishops' conference issued a message of hope to Puerto Ricans after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the U.S. ... continue reading


Prayers for Puerto Rico - Residents without food, water or electricity as some facilities reopen Watch

Image of People walk though flooded streets in the aftermath of Maria. Several places remain flooded.

The situation in Puerto Rico remains dire as the first shipments of food arrive. The island has been without power, or drinkable water ... continue reading


With so many earthquakes, is California next? Watch

Image of Simulations by the USGS suggest a major quake could devastate all of Southern California, from the Salton Sea to Bakersfield.

A series of earthquakes around the Ring of Fire has sparked curiosity. Except for a relatively tiny earthquake in Los Angeles on September ... continue reading


Pope Francis asks the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe following quake in Mexico Watch

Image of Pope Francis has asked the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after they suffered a devastating earthquake Sept. 19, asking ... continue reading


Hurricane Maria scours Puerto Rico, will be months before electricity is restored Watch

Image of Winds have combined with floods to destroy the island. Recovery will take months to years.

Hurricane Maria is the greatest disaster to befall Puerto Rico in centuries. The storm has ravaged the island, leaving all its residents ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.