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The oldest living ballplayer just turned 102, and he celebrated like any 102-year-old should

With shades, his trusty cigar, a Nationals cap and cake, Conrado Marrero celebrated his 102nd birthday at his home in Cuba on Thursday. Marrero, who pitched for the Washington Senators from 1950-54, is the oldest living Major Leaguer.

Known for his herky-jerky motion, vibrant personality and legendary days with the Havana Cubans, "Connie" reached the big leagues at age 39 in 1950 and was named an All-Star the following season. 

"I called him up this morning," friend and Society of American Baseball Research member Kit Krieger told MLB.com's Doug Miller. "My Spanish is terrible, so I did some Google translation to wish him Happy Birthday. He was very happy."

-- Matt Monagan / MLB.com