Cuban baseball legend dies.

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This is a wonderful short obit, packed with atmosphere and information — about baseball, international relations, and an ebullient personality.

Connie Marrero, 102, Dies; Starred in Cuba and Majors, by Richard Goldstein (NYT)

“He was a wily, chunky guy, always with a cigar, even on the bench,” Wolff told The New York Times. “He could really make the ball do tricks. He was an excellent pitcher on a lousy team.”

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