I saw this today on the Internet.
That s pretty neat. Thanks for sharing!
I thought for sure Addie Joss was the youngest to die. After looking it up, he too stopped playing at 30, but died a little later.
Youngs died at 30 yrs, 2 months, and 13 days (11,030 days) while Joss passed away at 31 yrs and 3 days (11,324 days). Tragic. I hope that record is never broken.
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**Vote in the 1905-1906 High Hurler Award**
Gehrig was never actually formally inducted into the HOF, so I guess they count his induction the same day they voted on him. (The vote was by acclamation.) If we look at the age at the time of the election, Sandy Koufax was a bit younger.
Pretty Cool Chart.
Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball
Sandy Koufax was born on December 30, 1935, and he was elected to the Hall of Fame on January 19, 1972, aged 36 years and 20 days. I had always thought that Koufax was the youngest player ever elected to the Hall...
Otherwise I did like the chart a lot.