Here's an update to a list I got from the Boston Braves Historical Association a few years ago. The updates have been checked using baseball-reference.com
Bob Addis (Outfield, 1950-51)
Johnny Antonelli (Pitcher, 1948-50)
Eddie Carnett (Pitcher, 1941)
Dave Cole (Pitcher, 1950-52)
Clint Conaster (Outfield, 1948-49)
Gene Conley (Pitcher, 1952)
Del Crandall (Catcher, 1949-50)
Jack Daniels (Outfield, 1952)
Alvin Dark (Shortstop, 1946, 1948-49)
Ducky Detweiler (Third Base, 1942, 1946)
Jack Dittmer (Second Base, 1952)
Ralph Hodgin (Outfield, 1939)
Virgil Jester (Pitcher, 1952)
Art Kenney (Pitcher, 1938)
Walt Linden (Catcher, 1950)
Danny Litwhiler (Outfield, 1946-48)
Johnny Logan (Shortstop, 1951-52)
Harry MacPherson (Pitcher, 1944)
Dick Manville (Pitcher, 1950)
Ray Martin (Pitcher, 1943, 1947-48)
Luis Olmo (Outfield, 1950-51)
Hal Schacker (Pitcher, 1945)
Nick Strincevich (Pitcher, 1940-41)
Bert Thiel (Pitcher, 1952)
Al Veigel (Pitcher, 1939)
That makes 26 living Boston Braves. I'm afraid this chapter of history is almost over.
Last edited by Beantown55; 09-16-2011 at 10:11 AM.
Now the number of Boston Braves survivors is 25.
Originally Posted by Beantown55
Danny Litwhiler died in Clearwater, Florida three days ago, Friday, September 23 at the age of 95. He was a Brave from 1946 to 1948. He was a 1942 National League all-star for the Phillies and a member of the 1944 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
One unusual fact about Litwhiler is that although he played on the Worlds Champion '44 Cardinals, he also got dealt away from two teams that would win championships. Early in the 1946 season he was dealt from the Cardinals to the Braves and St.Louis would go on to Win the World Series. Then early in the '48 season he was dealt from the Boston Braves, the eventual National League champions, to Cincinnati.
Litwhiler was a pretty solid player, and was a regular outfielder for almost his entire career.
Excellent report. May I point out that Clint Conatser (not Conaster) is the correct spelling of this name.
Originally Posted by philliesfiend55
Are there only 19 living Boston Braves players still alive as of June 2012.
How many surviving Boston Braves are there ?
I counted about 18