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Former Brown Rollie Stiles dies at 100


St. Louis, MO – The man believed to have been the oldest former major league baseball player has died.

Rollie Stiles was 100 when he died Sunday at the Bethesda Southgate nursing home in St. Louis County. He played for the Browns in 1930, 1931, and 1933.

A cause of death was not given.

He was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Ratcliff, Arkansas, and had a 9-14 record with a 5.92 ERA during his three seasons. Babe Ruth was one of the batters Stiles faced.

After leaving baseball, Stiles worked for Proctor & Gamble. Survivors include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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