As a special bonus check out the video below taken just 2 months ago. Video is from Lyman Hardeman- publisher and editor of Old Cardboard magazine.
This video was recorded during an early February 2011 visit with Connie Marrero (the oldest living Major League baseball player) in celebration of his 100th birthday in Havana, Cuba. As background, the person on the left in the video is Kit Krieger, the trip organizer and longtime friend of Marrero. On the right is Clem Axel, interpreter and expert on all things Cuban. In the clip, Marrero, who speaks very little English, is presented with a program from a June 26, 1951 game between the Senators and the Yankees, played in Washington, DC. In that game, Marrero pitched against Yankee superstar hitters DiMaggio and Mantle. He was the winning pitcher, beating Yankee pitcher Eddie Lopat 7 to 3. Although played sixty years ago this summer, Marrero remembers the game in amazing detail--well beyond the facts recorded in the box score in the program.
(Pic Link: The Pecan Park Eagle)