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Former MLB Player Celebrates 102nd Birthday With Cigar

Conrado “Connie” Marrero celebrates with a cigar – photo from

Everyone knows that there is nothing quite like celebrating a special day or event than with a premium cigar. Former Major League Baseball player Conrado “Connie” Marrero couldn’t agree more. Last week Marrero celebrated his 102nd birthday by puffing on a cigar.

Marrero played for the Washington Senators as a pitcher from 1950 – 1954 and is the oldest living Major League Baseball player. The former pitcher celebrated his big day in the same apartment he’s lived in in Havana, Cuba, for about 60 years.

According to Marrero didn’t make it to the big leagues until he was 39. Coming from pre-revolution Cuba Marrero was a well-known, lovable character in the sport and won 11 games two years in a row. Throughout his years as a Major League Baseball player Marrero was known for his windmill windup as well as enjoying a cigar or two after games.

It’s not uncommon to celebrate with a cigar. A lot of people provide cigars at weddings and it almost seems customary for a father to celebrate the birth of a newborn child.

Other recommendations for celebrating with a cigar: a new job or promotion, while gambling, your birthday, vacation, Thanksgiving (or after Thanksgiving dinner), New Year’s Eve and of course simply because it’s the weekend!

A lot of cigar brands have their own line of “It’s a Boy” or “It’s a Girl” cigars to celebrate the birth of a new child. Alec Bradley, Arturo Fuente and Baccarat cigars to name a few all have It’s a Boy and It’s a Girl cigars.

If you’re looking to light something up for the Fourth of July we recommend the CAO America Bottle Rocket. This patriotic smoke is perfect to enjoy while lighting off fireworks and cooking on the grill.

Getting a new job or promotion is a big deal so we think it’s important to celebrate with a proper cigar. Montecristo White Label cigars were given an 88 rating by Cigar Aficionado and are a rich tasting cigar with a great reputation.

In Spanish Relajado means relax so if you’re going on vacation this is your cigar. There’s nothing quite like sitting on the beach and enjoying a cigar just for the heck of it.

Gambling and cigars seem to go hand-in-hand. Baccarat is a card game played at casinos and ironically enough it’s also a line of premium cigars. These smooth and sweet cigars are perfect for enjoying while indulging in some good old fashioned gambling!

No matter what the occasion be sure to grab yourself a nice cigar and celebrate in style!