Ex-Brown Stiles Dies, Was Believed to Be Oldest Former Major League Player

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Funeral services are pending for Rollie Stiles, a former St. Louis Brown who at 100 was believed to be the oldest former major league player.

A nursing home spokesman says Stiles died in his sleep yesterday morning at Bethesda Southgate nursing home in St. Louis County. A cause of death was not given.

Born Nov. 17, 1906, in Ratcliff, Arkansas, Stiles pitched for the Browns in 1930, 1931 and 1933, compiling a 9-and-14 record with a five-point-nine-two earned run average. Among the hitters he faced: Babe Ruth.

Survivors include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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