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    Reflects passing of Cy Buker.
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    Updated list below
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    It's nice to have something to write about in this thread other than passings of the old Brooklyn players (though it's even nicer that there haven't been any deaths for a good while now).

    This story is about The Oldest Living Dodger: Mike Sandlock. In fact, he's #3 among all ex-big-leaguers behind Conrado Marrero and Ace Parker.
    Note that he will be honored at Citi Field on July 21.

    http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...he-3700122.php

    He seems to be in good form mentally and physically.

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    Here's Mike a few years back at a Dodgers Weekend Card Show in NJ[ATTACH]110947
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    you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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    Reflects passing of Boyd Bartley.
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    Reflects passing of Andy Pafko.
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    I thought it was time to write again about a living Brooklyn Dodger, rather than noting that another had passed away. Preston Ward had not been previously mentioned in this thread.

    The Dodgers signed Ward, whose primary position was first base, at the age of 16 in 1944. He made his big-league debut with them in 1948 and hit .260 in 42 games. He actually opened the season as the starter, and he was hitting for good average, but with only one homer. Then Ward went into a bit of a slump; Gil Hodges took over and held the position for 14 years.

    Obviously Ward’s way was blocked in Brooklyn, and the Cubs bought his contract and Paul Minner’s for $100,000. Ward remained in the majors through 1959, missing the 1951 and ’52 seasons while serving in the military during the Korean War. He reached a career high in homers with 12 in 1953, splitting the season between the Cubs and Pirates.

    Ward retired with a lifetime average of .253 in 744 games after the 1959 season. He and his wife Marie were married in 1951 while he was a soldier stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in his native Missouri. They had two daughters named Sherrie and Linda. They took up residence in Las Vegas and worked together in their own company, Ward Business Products. Marie passed away in 2009.

    At least as late as 1994, Ward was also a scout for the Yankees.

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    Oldest living Dodger (and Brave...and Pirate)

    Excellent feature on Mike Sandlock (age 97) from earlier this month in the NY Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/sp...pagewanted=all

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    Reflects the passing of Preston Ward.
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    Reflects the passing of Rod Miller.
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    Reflects the passing of Don Lund.

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...201/312100083/
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    Reflects the passing of Charlie Osgood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIBaseball View Post
    Reflects the passing of Don Lund.
    I didn't realize that he had passed away. Thanks for sharing this link.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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    Reflects the passing of Chuck Kress.
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    I hadn't heard about Osgood's passing. Sorry to hear about this. He was also a former Montreal Royal. He pitched three games for them in 1944.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada": http://www.kevinglew.wordpress.com

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    Reflects the passing of Don Zimmer.
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    Reflects the passing of Dick Teed.
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    Reflects the passing of George "Shotgun" Shuba.
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    Reflects the passing of Pat McGlothin.
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    Reflects the passing of Jean-Pierre Roy.
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    Reflects the passing of Jean-Pierre Roy -- a loss I feel personally, since I had the privilege of speaking with him on the phone several times.
    He was a wonderful, entertaining man.

    http://www.lapresse.ca/sports/baseba...pierre-roy.php

    Name DOB Age (y-e 2014)

    Mike Sandlock 10/17/1915 99
    Ray Hathaway 10/13/1916 97
    Lee Pfund 10/10/1919 95
    Luis Olmo 10/11/1919 95
    Marv Rackley 7/25/1921 93

    Eddie Basinski 11/4/1922 92
    Tim Thompson 3/1/1924 90
    Johnny Rutherford 5/5/1925 89
    Wayne Terwilliger 6/27/1925 89
    Chris Haughey 10/3/1925 89

    Ralph Branca 1/6/1926 88
    Bob Borkowski 1/27/1926 88
    Randy Jackson 2/10/1926 88
    Don Newcombe 6/14/1926 88
    Bobby Morgan 6/29/1926 88

    Carl Erskine 12/13/1926 88
    Rocky Bridges 8/7/1927 87
    Tommy Lasorda 9/22/1927 87
    Tommy Brown 12/6/1927 87
    Joe Landrum 12/13/1928 86

    Joe Pignatano 8/4/1929 85
    Roger Craig 2/17/1930 84
    Ron Negray 2/26/1930 84
    Glenn Mickens 7/26/1930 84
    Ed Roebuck 7/3/1931 83

    Fred Kipp 10/1/1931 83
    Chico Fernandez 3/2/1932 82
    Jim Gentile 6/3/1934 80
    Don Demeter 6/25/1935 79
    Sandy Koufax 12/30/1935 79

    Bob Aspromonte 6/19/1938 76

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