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LIST: Oldest living major leaguers
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David Carson
2019-09-23 00:36:05 UTC
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This list has been updated to reflect the death of Wally Westlake,
formerly at position #2.

Players with a (*) had fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched.

1. (*) Val Heim, b. 11/4/1920
2. Eddie Robinson, b. 12/15/1920
3. (*) George Elder, b. 3/10/1921
4. Gil Coan, b. 5/18/1922
5. Eddie Basinski, b. 11/4/1922
6. (*) George Yankowski, b. 11/19/1922
7. (*) Neal Watlington, b. 12/25/1922
8. Tim Thompson, b. 3/1/1924
9. Art Schallock, b. 4/25/1924
10. Ed Fitz Gerald, b. 5/21/1924

The oldest living hall of famer is TOMMY LASORDA, born 9/22/1927 and
currently at position #40.

The most recent oldest living major leaguers have been:
(*) Val Helm - 8/26/2019 to present - 0 years, 27 days and counting
(*) Tom Jordan - 11/30/2018 to 8/26/2019 - 0 years, 270 days
Fred Caligiuri - 5/28/2018 to 11/30/2018 - 0 years, 186 days
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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Louis Epstein
2019-11-16 05:22:36 UTC
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Post by David Carson
This list has been updated to reflect the death of Wally Westlake,
formerly at position #2.
Players with a (*) had fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched.
1. (*) Val Heim, b. 11/4/1920
2. Eddie Robinson, b. 12/15/1920
3. (*) George Elder, b. 3/10/1921
4. Gil Coan, b. 5/18/1922
5. Eddie Basinski, b. 11/4/1922
6. (*) George Yankowski, b. 11/19/1922
7. (*) Neal Watlington, b. 12/25/1922
8. Tim Thompson, b. 3/1/1924
9. Art Schallock, b. 4/25/1924
10. Ed Fitz Gerald, b. 5/21/1924
I take it Irv Noren was some distance shy of the list.
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The oldest living hall of famer is TOMMY LASORDA, born 9/22/1927 and
currently at position #40.
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Louis Epstein
2019-11-22 23:11:53 UTC
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Post by David Carson
This list has been updated to reflect the death of Wally Westlake,
formerly at position #2.
Players with a (*) had fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched.
1. (*) Val Heim, b. 11/4/1920
Now deceased.
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2. Eddie Robinson, b. 12/15/1920
No relation to the Grambling coach...
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3. (*) George Elder, b. 3/10/1921
4. Gil Coan, b. 5/18/1922
5. Eddie Basinski, b. 11/4/1922
6. (*) George Yankowski, b. 11/19/1922
7. (*) Neal Watlington, b. 12/25/1922
8. Tim Thompson, b. 3/1/1924
9. Art Schallock, b. 4/25/1924
10. Ed Fitz Gerald, b. 5/21/1924
I take it Irv Noren was some distance shy of the list.
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The oldest living hall of famer is TOMMY LASORDA, born 9/22/1927 and
currently at position #40.
David Carson
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at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
p***@gmail.com
2020-01-04 21:15:02 UTC
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In looking at the Major League stats for Eddie Robinson (now at #1), I see a three year interruption for military service in World War II. Is he the last surviving player whose career was thus affected?

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David Carson
2020-01-04 22:09:05 UTC
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In looking at the Major League stats for Eddie Robinson (now at #1), I see a three year interruption for military service in World War II. Is he the last surviving player whose career was thus affected?
-- Doug Peterson --
George Yankowski (#5) was in the majors in 1942 and 1946 and fought in the
Battle of the Bulge in the meantime.

There are four other living major leaguers whose careers started before
WWII ended, but I don't see any indication that they took time out to
serve in the armed forces.

David Carson
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"Death is a part of baseball."
"Oh, yeah ... It's the main part."
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