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(Yahoo)   World's oldest MLB player turns 102. No, it's not A-Rod   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-25 04:19:58 PM
That is REALLY, REALLY cool. Nice find ya have there subby and thanks for submitting this.
 
2013-04-25 04:25:50 PM
Jamie Moyer?
 
2013-04-25 05:10:36 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Jamie Moyer?


I see my work here is done.

I'm going to give Bunkosquad a notification thrill here, as he's the one who joked that Jamie Moyer's walk up song was "Over There".
 
2013-04-25 05:17:13 PM
FTFA: compiling a 39-40 record and a 3.67 ERA in five seasons with the Senators from 1950 to 1954.

The Senators were one of the doormats of the AL.  They were 349-419 between 1950-1954.  39-40 isn't too bad a record.
 
2013-04-25 06:00:06 PM
"Connie Marrero had a windup that looked like a cross between a windmill gone berserk and a mallard duck trying to fly backwards,"

Awesome

A MLB rookie at age 39, quite a story this guy had.  Thanks subby, this was a great read.
 
2013-04-25 06:09:46 PM
So... he was alive long enough to play through one 9-inning game?
 
2013-04-25 06:30:02 PM
This guy is my f*cking hero.

l2.yimg.com
 
2013-04-25 06:30:38 PM
To put it in perspective, he was born 2 1/2 years after the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series.

/St . Louis Cardinals fan
// just the facts, Ma'am, just the facts
/// hey Chicago whaddaya say, the Cubs are gonna lose today ....
 
2013-04-25 06:35:30 PM
Wow, he played his rookie year for the Washington Senators (which became the Minnesota Twins in 1961) when he was 39!  Then retired at 43 in 1954.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marreco01.shtml
 
2013-04-25 06:36:36 PM

INeedAName: So... he was alive long enough to play through one 9-inning game?


You should watch a Cricket Test Match.  I think you would really enjoy it.
 
2013-04-25 06:38:36 PM
So he goes back to 1950, and is the oldest living former MLB player, but which player still alive played the longest time ago?  There have to be some who played in the mid-40s?  Don Newcombe debuted in 1949.
 
2013-04-25 06:50:14 PM
Peaceboy So he goes back to 1950, and is the oldest living former MLB player, but which player still alive played the longest time ago? There have to be some who played in the mid-40s? Don Newcombe debuted in 1949.

Ace Parker and Bobby Doerr both played in the 1937 season. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_living_Major_League_Baseba ll_players
 
2013-04-25 07:00:51 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Jamie Moyer?


I'm glad this got handled right away
 
2013-04-25 07:56:50 PM

varmitydog: Ace Parker and Bobby Doerr both played in the 1937 season.


Holy crap.  Thanks.
 
2013-04-25 08:21:47 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Jamie Moyer?


Jamie Mo... goddammitsomuch
 
2013-04-25 09:52:28 PM
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 funds finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family.


Yeah, that'll show that commie Castro!  Withholding money from an old ballplayer will surely end communism in Cuba!

God damn, the Cuban sanctions are so stupid.
 
2013-04-25 10:18:14 PM

jake_lex: 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 funds finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family.

Yeah, that'll show that commie Castro!  Withholding money from an old ballplayer will surely end communism in Cuba!

God damn, the Cuban sanctions are so stupid.


THIS X ELEVENTY
 
2013-04-25 10:38:11 PM
im definitely getting that weekend at bernies vibe...
 
2013-04-25 10:38:27 PM
th08.deviantart.net
 
2013-04-25 10:38:36 PM
Julio Franco?
 
2013-04-25 11:30:04 PM
So.  If the whole Cuba revolution hadn't happened, would Havana have a major-league team by now?  I'm thinking they would.
 
2013-04-26 12:12:08 AM

greggm59: To put it in perspective, he was born 2 1/2 years after the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series.


I always like pointing out that the oldest living person is usually around the 116-118 range when they die so in about a dozen years not a single human being will have been alive the last time the Cubs won the World Series.

/also, go Cards.


JohnAnnArbor: So.  If the whole Cuba revolution hadn't happened, would Havana have a major-league team by now?  I'm thinking they would.


They already have one, the Havana Marlins of Miami.
 
2013-04-26 01:37:31 AM
Minnie Miñoso?
 
2013-04-26 03:12:45 AM

Victoly: Minnie Miñoso


Nahhh he's only 87
 
2013-04-26 02:36:48 PM

greggm59: To put it in perspective, he was born 2 1/2 years after the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series.

/St . Louis Cardinals fan
// just the facts, Ma'am, just the facts
/// hey Chicago whaddaya say, the Cubs are gonna lose today ....


Never met a Cardinal fan that wasn't a complete asshole about it.  Tough having an inferiority complex like that.
 
2013-04-26 05:30:48 PM
Inferiority complex? Are you serious? When your pathetic team was doing well, your fan base redefined how to be an arrogant asshole. Remember the "It's Gonna Happen"" signs, the "This is the Year" commercials and the retarded fight song "Go Cubs Go which is still played on the sparse occasions when they win? How did work out for you?
 
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