We remember Conrado Marrero (1911-2014)

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Conrado “Connie” Marrero was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, on this day in 1911. He died in 2014.

Marrero was born in my father’s hometown. He pitched in the majors in the 1950’s with the Washington Senators.   

Marrero was 39-40 with a 3.67 ERA & selected to the 1951 AL All Star team. His record has to be seen in the context that the Senators were a very bad team. One can only wonder how many games Marrero would have won with a better team.

My late father told me many stories of Marrero pitching in the old Cuban winter league.

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