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LIST: Oldest living major leaguers
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David Carson
2018-05-30 21:33:23 UTC
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This list has been updated to reflect the death of Chuck Stevens, formerly
at position #1.

Players with a (*) had fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched.
Players in ALL CAPS are in the Hall of Fame.

1. Fred Caligiuri, b. 10/22/1918
2. (*) Tom Jordan, b. 9/5/1919
3. (*) Bill Mills, b. 11/2/1919
4. (*) Val Helm, b. 11/4/1920
5. Wally Westlake, b. 11/8/1920
6. Eddie Robinson, b. 12/15/1920
7. (*) George Elder, b. 3/10/1921
8. Clint Conaster, b. 7/24/1921
9. Johnny Hetki, b. 5/12/1922
10. Gil Coan, b. 5/18/1922

The oldest living hall of famer is RED SCHOENDIENST, born 2/2/1923 and at
position #14.

Stevens came 43 days short of becoming the 20th major leaguer to reach age
100. Caligiuri can become that person by living 145 days more.

The most recent oldest living major leaguers have been:
Fred Caligiuri - 5/28/2018 to 5/30/2018 - 0 years, 2 days and counting
Chuck Stevens - 11/13/2017 to 5/28/2018 - 0 years, 196 days
BOBBY DOERR - 11/4/2016 to 11/13/2017 - 1 year, 9 days
Eddie Carnett - 4/4/2016 to 11/4/2016 - 0 years, 214 days
Mike Sandlock - 4/23/2014 to 4/4/2016 - 1 year, 347 days
Connie Marrero - 2/8/2011 to 4/23/2014 - 3 years, 74 days
(*) Tony Malinosky - 1/22/2009 to 2/8/2011 - 2 years, 17 days
Bill Werber - 7/22/2007 to 1/22/2009 - 1 year, 184 days
Rollie Stiles - 7/15/2006 to 7/22/2007 - 1 year, 7 days
(*) Howdy Groskloss - 7/30/2005 to 7/15/2006 - 350 days
(*) Ray Cunningham - 1/2/2004 to 7/30/2005 - 1 year, 209 days
(*) Paul Hopkins - 9/25/2002 to 1/2/2004 - 1 year, 99 days
Ray Hayworth - 6/27/2002 to 9/25/2002 - 90 days
(*) Ralph Erickson - 4/3/2002 to 6/27/2002 - 85 days
(*) Karl Swanson - 3/31/1999 to 4/3/2002 - 3 years, 3 days
(*) Ike Kahdot - 9/17/1998 to 3/31/1999 - 195 days
Red Hoff - 12/15/1990 to 9/17/1998 - 7 years, 276 days

David Carson
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2018-06-03 10:30:24 UTC
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On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:33:34 PM UTC-4, David Carson wrote:
> This list has been updated to reflect the death of Chuck Stevens, formerly
> at position #1.
>
> Players with a (*) had fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched.
> Players in ALL CAPS are in the Hall of Fame.
>
> 1. Fred Caligiuri, b. 10/22/1918
> 2. (*) Tom Jordan, b. 9/5/1919
> 3. (*) Bill Mills, b. 11/2/1919
> 4. (*) Val Helm, b. 11/4/1920
> 5. Wally Westlake, b. 11/8/1920
> 6. Eddie Robinson, b. 12/15/1920
> 7. (*) George Elder, b. 3/10/1921
> 8. Clint Conaster, b. 7/24/1921
> 9. Johnny Hetki, b. 5/12/1922
> 10. Gil Coan, b. 5/18/1922
>
> The oldest living hall of famer is RED SCHOENDIENST, born 2/2/1923 and at
> position #14.
>
> Stevens came 43 days short of becoming the 20th major leaguer to reach age
> 100. Caligiuri can become that person by living 145 days more.
>
> The most recent oldest living major leaguers have been:
> Fred Caligiuri - 5/28/2018 to 5/30/2018 - 0 years, 2 days and counting
> Chuck Stevens - 11/13/2017 to 5/28/2018 - 0 years, 196 days
> BOBBY DOERR - 11/4/2016 to 11/13/2017 - 1 year, 9 days
> Eddie Carnett - 4/4/2016 to 11/4/2016 - 0 years, 214 days
> Mike Sandlock - 4/23/2014 to 4/4/2016 - 1 year, 347 days
> Connie Marrero - 2/8/2011 to 4/23/2014 - 3 years, 74 days
> (*) Tony Malinosky - 1/22/2009 to 2/8/2011 - 2 years, 17 days
> Bill Werber - 7/22/2007 to 1/22/2009 - 1 year, 184 days
> Rollie Stiles - 7/15/2006 to 7/22/2007 - 1 year, 7 days
> (*) Howdy Groskloss - 7/30/2005 to 7/15/2006 - 350 days
> (*) Ray Cunningham - 1/2/2004 to 7/30/2005 - 1 year, 209 days
> (*) Paul Hopkins - 9/25/2002 to 1/2/2004 - 1 year, 99 days
> Ray Hayworth - 6/27/2002 to 9/25/2002 - 90 days
> (*) Ralph Erickson - 4/3/2002 to 6/27/2002 - 85 days
> (*) Karl Swanson - 3/31/1999 to 4/3/2002 - 3 years, 3 days
> (*) Ike Kahdot - 9/17/1998 to 3/31/1999 - 195 days
> Red Hoff - 12/15/1990 to 9/17/1998 - 7 years, 276 days
>
> David Carson
> --
> "Death is a part of baseball."
> "Oh, yeah ... It's the main part."
> - heard on The Simpsons

Can anyone very if Bill Mills or Fred Caligiuri are actually still alive? I can find no obituaries, but I cannot find any confirmation they are still alive, either. Caligiuri is puzzling. He generally signs/signed autographs through the mail with sure-fire consistency, but at least one recent request has gone unanswered ... when that happens with a guy who's 99 years old, one begins to wonder. And yes, I checked Baseball-Reference.com and all the basic sources.
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