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Carlos Ascanio

Age: 82

the only Venezuelan to play in America's Negro baseball leagues; played three months in 1946 with the New York Black Yankees where he earned the nickname “The Earthquake”; after a successful career in his home country Ascanio retired and ran a sporting goods store until the business folded in the early 1980s; was found on the streets selling batteries and cassettes and suffering from severe anemia caused by years of malnutrition and was brought to the hospital where he died three weeks later; of respiratory failure

Died: Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 27, 1998

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