Emilio Navarro, oldest former pro player, dies at 105 | MLB.com: News

Emilio “Millito” Navarro, believed to be the oldest living professional baseball player, has died in Puerto Rico, The Associated Press reported.

Navarro, 105, was hospitalized on Wednesday in Ponce after having a heart attack, and died surrounded by relatives, according to a statement released by his family.

Navarro played shortstop and second base for the Cuban Stars in the Eastern Colored League from 1928-29. He also co-founded the Ponce Lions, which is still in existence. In addition, he was the first Puerto Rican to play in the Negro Leagues.

via Emilio Navarro, oldest former pro player, dies at 105 | MLB.com: News.

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