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    Oldest living Phillies

    Phillies Rank/MLB Players Rank (if in 125 oldest)- according to Wikipedia/ Name/ position/birthdate/first year with Phillies. * All-Star
    Total of 110 players as of Feb.1, 2017.

    Although he is only the 11th oldest Phillie at this time (Dec. 2016) Don Hasenmayer holds he distinction of having played for the Phillies the longest time ago - or phrased another way - he played for the Phillies the most seasons ago of any living Phillie. He debuted on May 2, 1945, so that's 72 years ago as we enter the 2017 season. He was about 18 years and 1 month old at the time of his MLB and Phillies debut.

    All living Phillies players who were born in 1942 or earlier. Ages through 4/17/2017.


    AGE 96
    1. (8) *Wally Westlake OF 11/8/20 - 1956

    AGE 94
    2. (22) Solly Hemus 2B 4/17/23 - 1956.


    Age 93
    3. (24) Bob Kuzava P 5/28/23 - 1955

    Age 92
    4. (29) Chuck Harmon OF 4/23/24 - 1957 - oldest African-American Phillie.

    Age 91
    5 (45) *Bobby Shantz P 9/26/25 - 1964
    6.(55) Dick Koecher P 3/30/26 - 1946

    Age 90
    7. (62) Bob Miller P 6/16/26 - 1949
    8. (63) Bobby Morgan 2B-SS 6/29/26 - 1954
    9. (70) *Roy Sievers OF-1B 11/18/26- 1962
    10.(76) Paul Stuffel P 3/22/27 - 1950
    11.(77) Don Hasenmayer 3B 4/4/27 - 1945

    Age 89
    12.(92) Jim Greengrass OF 10/24/27 - 1955
    13.(93) Tommy Brown - OF 12/6/27 - 1951
    14.(94) Bob Oldis - C 1/5/28 - 1962

    Age 88
    15.(99) Dick Young - INF 6/3/28 - 1951
    16.(113) Bob "Mickey" Micelotta SS 10/20/28 - 1954
    17. (115) Floyd 'Bob' Ross P 11/2/28 - 1956

    Age 87
    18. *Curt Simmons P 5/19/29 - 1947 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    19. Frank Thomas OF/1B 6/11/29 - 1964.
    20. Don Ferraresse p 6/19/29 - 1961
    Angelo LiPetri P 7/26/29 - 1956
    Ted Lepcio INF 7/28/29 - 1960.
    *Ray Herbert P 12/15/29 - 1965 (youngest living Phillies player born in the 1920's).
    Roger Craig P 2/17/30 - 1966 (oldest Phillies player born in the 1930s).
    Ron Negray P 2/26/30 - 1955

    Age 86
    Stan Palys OF 5/1/30 - 1953
    Dick Hall P 9/27/30 - 1967
    Solly Drake INF 10/23/30 - 1959
    *Dick Groat SS 11/4/30 - 1966
    30.*Gene Conley P 11/10/30 - 1959
    Joe M. Morgan 3B 11/19/30 - 1960 (Managed Boston Red Sox to A.L. East division titles in 1988 & 1990. Was over .500 in each of his four years as Red Sox manager - 1988-1991).
    Roman "Ray" Semproch - P 1/17/31 - 1958

    Age 85
    Hank Mason P 6/19/31 - 1958
    Ed Roebuck P 7/3/31 - 1964
    Bobby Malkmus INF 7/4/31 - 1960
    Chuck Essegian OF 8/8/31 - 1958
    *Jim Bunning P 10/23/31 - 1964 - Elected to National Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1996. - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    Jim Bolger OF 2/23/32 - 1959

    Age 84
    Mel Roach OF 1/25/33 -1962.Age 83
    40. Bobby Del Greco OF 4/7/33 - 1960

    Age 83
    Taylor Phillips P 6/18/33 - 1959
    Jim Owens P 01/16/1934 - 1955
    Ted Kazanski SS 01/25/34 - 1953
    *Bill White 1B 01/28/34 - 1966 ( former National League President)
    Bob Conley P 02/01/34 - 1958
    Bobby Locke P 03/03/34 - 1962

    Age 82
    *Jackie Brandt OF 04/28/34 - 1966
    Mickey Harrington OF 10/08/34 - 1963
    Bob Uecker C 01/26/35 - 1966 - Hall Of Fame BroadcasterAge 81.
    50. Tom Qualters P 04/01/35 1953.

    Age 81
    Mack Burk C 04/21/35 1956
    Pedro Ramos P 04/28/35 1967
    Don Demeter OF 06/25/35 1961
    Terry Fox P 07/31/35 1966
    Howie Bedell OF 09/29/35 1968
    *Tony Taylor 2B 12/19/35 1960 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    Ruben Amaro Sr. SS 01/06/36 1960
    Jacke Davis OF 03/05/36 1962.Age 80
    Jimmie Schaffer C 04/05/36 1966
    60. Wayne Graham 3B 04/06/36 1963 - College Baseball Hall Of Fame coach (Rice University (1992-) & San Jacinto Jr. College (1981-1991).

    Age 80
    Don Lock OF 06/27/36 1967
    Tony Gonzalez OF 08/28/36 1960
    Jack Baldschun P 10/16/36 1961
    Clay Dalrymple C 12/03/36 1960
    Doc Edwards C 12/10/36 1970
    Ted Savage OF 02/21/37 1962.Ages 79 to 75
    Al Kenders C 04/04/37 1961

    Ages 79 to 75
    Fred Van Dusen PH 07/31/37 1955
    Johnny Herrnstein 1B 03/31/38 1963
    70. *Art Mahaffey P 06/04/38 1960
    Billy Cowan OF 08/28/38 1967
    Bobby Wine SS 09/17/38 1960
    Vic Roznovsky C 10/19/38 1969
    *Jim Kaat P 11/07/38 1976
    Jack Hamilton P 12/25/38 1963
    *Cookie Rojas 2B 03/06/39 1963
    Al Neiger P 03/26/39 1960
    Phil Linz INF 06/04/39 1966
    Doug Clemens OF 06/09/39 1966
    80. Jim Woods 3B 09/17/39 1960
    *Pete Richert P 10/29/39 1974 (youngest living Phillies player born in the 1930s).
    Danny Cater OF 02/25/40 1964 (Oldest Phillies player born in the 1940s).
    *Dick Ellsworth P 03/22/40 1967
    Gary Wagner P 06/28/40 1965
    *Darrell Brandon P 07/08/40 1971
    Rich Barry OF 09/12/40 1968
    Frank Linzy P 09/15/40 1974
    Morrie Steevens P 10/07/40 1964
    John Sullivan C 01/03/41 1968
    90. Pat Corrales C 03/20/41 1964 (Also managed Phillies).
    Eddie Watt P 04/04/41 1974
    * Pete Rose 1B 04/14/41 1979
    Paul Brown P 06/18/41 1961
    Gary Kroll P 07/06/41 1964
    *Ray Culp P 08/06/41 1963
    John Morris P 08/23/41 1966
    Fred Wenz P 08/26/41 1970
    *Tim McCarver C 10/16/41 1970 (Hall Of Fame Broadcaster - Ford C. Frick Award winner).
    Mike Ryan C 11/25/41 1968
    100. Al Raffo P 11/27/41 1969
    *Darold Knowles P 12/09/41 1966
    Adolfo Phillips OF 12/16/41 1964
    Costen Shockley 1B 2/8/42 1964
    *Richie 'Dick' Allen 3B 3/8/42 1963 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.ge 74
    * Jim Lonborg P 4/16/42 1973

    Age 74
    *Tony Perez 1B 5/14/42 1983 (Baseball Hall Of Fame)
    Larry Colton P 6/8/42 1968
    *Grant Jackson P 9/28/42 1965.
    * Ron Reed P 11/2/42 1976
    110. *Jerry Koosman P 12/23/42 1984.






    2016 & 2017 Deaths:
    Dallas Green - RHP - age 82 died 3/22/17 - Phillies player 1960-1964 & 1967. Phillies manager 1979-1981.managed Phillies World Series winning team of 1980. Enshrined in Phillies Wall Of Fame August 2006.: Bob Bowman - OF - died Jan.27, 2017 - age 85, 1955-1959 Phillies; Bob Sadowski - 3B/INF - died Jan. 6, 2017 - age 79. 1961 Phillies; Ralph 'Putsy' Caballero - INF - died 12/8/2016 - age 89 - 1944-1954 Phillies, (except 1946 - military service) - 1950 NL Champion 'Whiz Kid'. Clarence "Choo Choo' Coleman - C - passed away 8/15/16 - age 78 - 1961 Phillies; Chico Fernandez SS died 6/12/16 - age 84 - 1957-1959 Phillies; Frank Sullivan P - Phillies 1961-1962 - died 1/19/2016 - 85.

    Originally posted March 12, 2015 - Most recent update: Feb. 2, 2017.
    -Dennis Orlandini (philliesfiend55)-
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-23-2017 at 11:55 AM.

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    Since the original posting of this list there has been just one death (pitcher, Jack Spring) among 123 players over the last six months among former Phillies ranging in age from their early 70s to their late 90s. That seems rather remarkable to me.

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    Players are added to the Wikipedia List of oldest living players on their 88th birthday. OF- Tommy Brown was just added to the list today since he turns 88 today - (12/6/2015). Brown was a Phillie in 1951 and 1952 and he was in the majors off and on from 1944 to 1954. As of this date he ranks as the 123rd oldest currently living MLB player.

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    The following four names are the only players who are still alive from the 1950 NL-Pennant winning club:

    Putsy Caballero
    Bob Miller
    Curt Simmons
    Paul Stuffel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    The following four names are the only players who are still alive from the 1950 NL-Pennant winning club:

    Putsy Caballero
    Bob Miller
    Curt Simmons
    Paul Stuffel
    Caballero is also one of only two living Phillies who made their MLB debuts before the end of World War Two.

    Ralph "Putsy Caballero - MLB Debut: 9/14/1944 (Phillies 1944-1952, except 1946 military service ). Approximate Age at time of MLB Debut: 16 years, 10 months.Played last MLB game at age 24
    Don Hasenmayer - MLB Debut: 5/2/1945 (Phillies 1945-1946). Approximate age at time of MLB Debut: 18 years, 1 month. Played last MLB game at age 19.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 07-25-2016 at 12:47 PM.

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    Wally Westlake, a 10 year major league third baseman/outfielder (1947-1956) , a member of the 1956 Phillies, and a 1951 National League All-Star has recently become one of the 10 oldest living major leaguers. He is due to turn 96 on November 8.

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    11/18/2016: Happy 90th birthday, Roy Sievers - (Phillies 1962-1964; MLB: 1949-1965; 1949 American Lg. Rookie of the Year; led A. L. in 1957 in HR & RBI; 318 career HR; Veteran of nearly 1,900 MLB games; 4-Time American League All-Star).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-18-2016 at 08:53 AM.

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    Phillies third baseman/utility infielder, Bob Sadowski (1961) passed away three days ago on January 6. He was nine days shy of his 80th birthday.

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    Oops! - I missed one.
    Pitcher, Grant Jackson (born: 9/28/1942 - about 74 yrs., 6 mos.) has just been added to the list. He's currently at #109 of 111.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-23-2017 at 11:56 AM.

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