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Former Cuban Baseball Great Turns 102
Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former big leaguer, played for the Washington Senators.
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In this April 23, 2013 photo, Cuba's former pitcher Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, holds up a baseball with his signature at his home, two days before is 102nd birthday, as he holds an unlit cigar in his mouth in Havana, Cuba. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally received a $20,000 payout from Major League baseball granted to old-timers who played between 1947 and 1979. The money had been held up since 2011 due to issues surrounding the 51-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba, which prohibits most bank transfers to the Communist-run island. But the payout finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Conrado Marrero, 102, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, is surrounded by family and friends as he blows out the candle on his birthday cake at his home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 25, 2013. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally received a $20,000 payout from Major League baseball granted to old-timers who played between 1947 and 1979. The money had been held up since 2011 due to issues surrounding the 51-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba, which prohibits most bank transfers to the Communist-run island. But the payout finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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In this April 23, 2013 photo, Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, poses for a photo as he holds his baseball cap and an unlit cigar in his mouth two days before is 102nd birthday at his home in Havana, Cuba. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally received a $20,000 payout from Major League baseball granted to old-timers who played between 1947 and 1979. The money had been held up since 2011 due to issues surrounding the 51-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba, which prohibits most bank transfers to the Communist-run island. But the payout finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, who once played with the Washington Senators, shows a photography of him on an old newspaper as he speaks during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, who once played with the Washington Senators, sits as he attends an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, right, who once played with the Washington Senators, embraces his great-granddaughter Sandra Marrero as they pose for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, who once played with the Washington Senators, holds a ball as he poses for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Cuban former pitcher Conrado Marrero, who once played with the Washington Senators, holds up a ball as he poses for pictures during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Marrero, who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer, turned 101 on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Former Cuban Baseball Great Turns 102

Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former big leaguer, played for the Washington Senators.

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