Baseball Player Si Simmons Dies at 111
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Students of baseball can write down the name of Si Simmons. He was the oldest former pro baseball player. He pitched in the Negro Leagues, starting before World War I. Mr. Simmons died last weekend in a Florida retirement home, but not before his rediscovery. The public did not know he was still alive until word spread last summer. He became something of a celebrity. Earlier this month, crowds of people attended Mr. Simmon's 111th birthday party.
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