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    Oldest Living Ex-Player : Each Team

    (I don't have the answers.)

    Who is the oldest living ex-player from each team?

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    Here are some as of a couple of weeks ago:

    Yankees - Billy Werber
    Red Sox - Billy Werber
    Reds - Billy Werber
    Giants - Billy Werber
    A's - Billy Werber
    Dodgers - Tony Malinosky
    Cubs - Lonny Frey
    Twins - Connie Marrero
    Phillies - Art Mahan
    Cardinals - Herman Franks
    Indians - Stan Benjamin
    Orioles - George Binks
    Braves - Tommy Reis
    White Sox - Ralph Hodgin
    Pirates - Nick Strincevich
    Tigers - Red Borom
    I miss Jack Buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthMayBond View Post
    What's amazing about that list is that, though, Bob Feller turned 90 about three weeks ago there are 61 former major leaguers older than him that are still alive. Wow.
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    What's amazing about that list is that, though, Bob Feller turned 90 about three weeks ago there are 61 former major leaguers older than him that are still alive.
    I had no idea 'Rapid Robert' was that old. I met him at an autograph signing last year and he looked much younger and sharper than that. Notwithstanding his reputation for being a little bit cantankerous, he couldn't have been more gracious. He was delighted that my 13 year old son knew who he was and remained in awe of him. The arm may go, but the ego never dims.

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    Philadelphia Phillies - Most Senior Franchise?

    Very nice job, Cowtipper!
    It's interesting that four players listed as the most senior living player with other teams spent part of their careers with the Philadelphia Phillies.
    That includes one "modern" player and three players from the "distant past".
    It surprises me that Tony Gonzales, at 72, is the oldest living San Diego Padre. He played for them in their inaugural year, 1969, after a fine nine-year stint with the Phils (1960-1968).
    Three others were on those Phillies teams that set the record for most consecutive seasons with under .500 finishes -16- (1933-1948), a record that was tied this season by the current Pittsburgh Pirates
    (1993-2008 and counting). You can see that those '30s and '40s Phillies teams went through a lot of personnel, desperately trying to plug gaps. As Casey Stengel would later say about the expansion New York Mets inaugural 1962 team " Can't anybody here play this game?", a phrase which would have been perfectly applicable to those old Phillies teams.
    Despite ranking as the oldest survivor for the Cleveland Indians (Stan Benjamin), Boston Braves (Tommy Reis) , and Pittsburgh Pirates (Nick Strincevich), those three rank only 3rd (Benjamin), 4th (Reis), and
    6th (Strincevich) among current living Phillies. All of them are in their mid-90s. The Phillies have a total of 13 players in the 90 plus range, possibly the most nonegenarians of any major league baseball franchise.

    See Oldest Living Phillies Players List - all Living Phillies Born Before 1930 - in Baseball Fever's Philadelphia Phillies section.

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    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 12-17-2008 at 08:38 AM.

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    This list needs to be updated now.

    Billy Werber has passed away.
    I miss Jack Buck.

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    It's amazing how many of them are still alive. God Bless these guys.

    R.I.P Jack Werber.
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    Here is the list:

    Code:
    name	        Age	Birth	       Fran	Team
    Mike Morgan	50	10/8/1959	ARI	Arizona Diamondbacks
    Stu Miller	82	12/26/1927	ATL	Atlanta Braves
    Dave Philley	89	5/16/1920	BAL	Baltimore Orioles
    Herb Hash	98	2/13/1911	BOS	Boston Red Sox
    Tony Malinosky	100	10/5/1909	BRO	Brooklyn Dodgers
    Tommy Reis	95	8/6/1914	BSN	Boston Braves
    Ralph Hodgin	94	2/10/1915	CHA	Chicago White Sox
    Lonny Frey	99	8/23/1910	CHN	Chicago Cubs
    Lonny Frey	99	8/23/1910	CIN	Cincinnati Reds
    Stan Benjamin	95	5/20/1914	CLE	Cleveland Indians
    Bryn Smith	54	8/11/1955	COL	Colorado Rockies
    Benny McCoy	94	11/9/1915	DET	Detroit Tigers
    Charlie Hough	61	1/5/1948	FLO	Florida Marlins
    Hal Brown	85	12/11/1924	HOU	Houston Astros
    Virgil Trucks	92	4/26/1917	KC1	Kansas City Athletics
    Dave Wickersham	74	9/27/1935	KCA	Kansas City Royals
    Ned Garver	84	12/25/1925	LAA	Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    Irv Noren	85	11/29/1924	LAN	Los Angeles Dodgers
    Jackie Collum	82	6/21/1927	MIN	Minnesota Twins
    Mickey Vernon	91	4/22/1918	ML1	Milwaukee Braves
    Tito Francona	76	11/4/1933	ML4	Milwaukee Brewers
    Roy Face	81	2/20/1928	MON	Montreal Expos
    Lonny Frey	99	8/23/1910	NY1	New York Giants
    Lonny Frey	99	8/23/1910	NYA	New York Yankees
    Yogi Berra	84	5/12/1925	NYN	New York Mets
    Tito Francona	76	11/4/1933	OAK	Oakland Athletics
    Ace Parker	97	5/17/1912	PHA	Philadelphia Athletics
    Art Mahan	96	6/8/1913	PHI	Philadelphia Phillies
    Don Gutteridge	97	6/19/1912	PIT	Pittsburgh Pirates
    Tony Gonzalez	73	8/28/1936	SDN	San Diego Padres
    Billy Williams	76	6/13/1933	SE1	Seattle Pilots
    Diego Segui	72	8/17/1937	SEA	Seattle Mariners
    Dave Philley	89	5/16/1920	SFN	San Francisco Giants
    Don Gutteridge	97	6/19/1912	SLA	St. Louis Browns
    Don Gutteridge	97	6/19/1912	SLN	St. Louis Cardinals
    Wade Boggs	51	6/15/1958	TBA	Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    Frank Howard	73	8/8/1936	TEX	Texas Rangers
    Ron Fairly	71	7/12/1938	TOR	Toronto Blue Jays
    Mike Stanton	42	6/2/1967	WAS	Washington Nationals
    Connie Marrero	98	8/11/1911	WS1	Washington Senators
    Minnie Minoso	84	11/29/1925	WS2	Washington Senators
    Last edited by Ubiquitous; 01-31-2009 at 01:26 PM.

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    Lonnie Frey is a GOD, ha ha. Nice work.

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    Herb Hash, Mickey Vernon, and Don Gutteridge are no longer with us. That means that the oldest Boston Red Sox is Otey Clark, 93, the oldest Milwaukee Brave is Andy Pafko, 87, the oldest Pittsburgh Pirate is Nick Strincevich, 93, the oldest St. Louis Brown is George Binks, 94, and the oldest St. Louis Cardinal is Herman Franks, 95.

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    I know Charlie Hough was able to stay around longer than most, but it just seems strange to think the Marlins have a former player who is 61.

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    Updated and expanded:

    Anaheim Angels: Eddie Murray: 55
    California Angels: Curt Simmons: 82
    Los Angeles Angels: Ned Garver: 85
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Steve Finley: 46

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Mike Morgan: 51

    Atlanta Braves: Stu Miller: 83
    Boston Bees: Art Kenney: 95
    Boston Braves: Freddy Schmidt: 96
    Milwaukee Braves: Andy Pakfo: 90

    Baltimore Orioles: Wally Westlake: 91
    St. Louis Browns (Orioles): Virgil Trucks: 94

    Boston Red Sox: Lou Lucier: 93

    Chicago Cubs: Freddy Schmidt: 95

    Chicago White Sox: Eddie Carnett: 94

    Cincinnati Reds: Lonnie Goldstein: 93
    Cincinnati Redlegs: Matt Batts: 89

    Cleveland Indians: Eddie Carnett: 94

    Colorado Rockies: Bryn Smith: 56

    Detroit Tigers: Virgil Trucks: 94

    Florida Marlins: Charlie Hough: 63

    Houston Astros: Frank Thomas: 82
    Houston Colt .45s: Hal Brown: 86

    Kansas City Royals: Dave Wickersham: 75

    Brooklyn Dodgers: Mike Sandlock: 95
    Los Angeles Dodgers: Irv Noren: 86

    Milwaukee Brewers: Tito Francona: 77
    Seattle Pilots: Billy Williams: 78

    Minnesota Twins: Billy Gardner: 84
    Washington Senators (Twins): Connie Marrero: 100

    New York Mets: Yogi Berra: 86

    New York Yankees: Virgil Trucks: 94

    Oakland Athletics: Tito Francona: 77
    Kansas City Athletics: Virgil Trucks: 94
    Philadelphia Athletics: Ace Parker: 99

    Philadelphia Blue Jays: Rogers McKee: 85
    Philadelphia Phillies: Freddy Schmidt: 95

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Mike Sandlock: 96

    San Diego Padres: Tony Gonzalez: 75

    New York Giants: Monte Irvin: 92
    San Francisco Giants: Don Johnson: 85

    Seattle Mariners: Diego Segui: 74

    St. Louis Cardinals: Freddy Schmidt: 95

    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Wade Boggs: 53
    Tampa Bay Rays: Brian Shouse: 42

    Texas Rangers: Frank Howard: 75
    Washington Senators (Rangers): Minnie Minoso: 85

    Toronto Blue Jays: Ron Fairly: 73

    Montreal Expos: Roy Face: 83
    Washington Nationals: Mike Stanton: 44

    If I made any errors or missed any teams, just let me know.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 03-17-2012 at 09:28 AM.

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    Former Boston Bee Tommy Reis passed away. The oldest former Bee now is 93 year old Art Kenney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Updated and expanded:

    Washington Senators (Rangers): Minnie Minoso: 83
    According to many Minnie Minoso will turn 87, not 84, a week from today on November 29. He practically invented the myth that Cuban and Latino players (along with Tony Oliva) lie about their ages or don't have reliable birth records.

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    With Tommy Henrich's passing, Virgil Trucks becomes the oldest former Yankee at 92.

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    With the passing of Stan Benjamin, Eddie Carnett becomes the oldest living Cleveland Indian at 93.

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    With the death of Robin Roberts, Frank Thomas becomes the oldest living former Astro at 79 years old.

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    With the passing of Don Lang, Freddy Schmidt becomes the oldest former Cardinals player and Eddie Joost becomes the oldest former Reds player. Both are 94.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 09-16-2010 at 05:17 PM.

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    With the passing of Otey Clark, Eddie Joost becomes the oldest former Red Sox player at 94 years old.

    See post #17 for the updated list.

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    Cowtipper, thanks for the updates. I'm amazed how you find that information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Updated and expanded:

    Anaheim Angels: Eddie Murray: 54
    California Angels: Curt Simmons: 81
    Los Angeles Angels: Ned Garver: 84
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Steve Finley: 45

    Arizona Diamondbacks: Mike Morgan: 50

    Atlanta Braves: Stu Miller: 82
    Boston Bees: Art Kenney: 94
    Boston Braves: Ralph Hodgin: 95
    Milwaukee Braves: Andy Pakfo: 89

    Baltimore Orioles: Dave Philley: 90
    St. Louis Browns (Orioles): George Binks: 96

    Boston Red Sox: Eddie Joost: 94

    Chicago Cubs: Freddy Schmidt: 94

    Chicago White Sox: Ralph Hodgin: 95

    Cincinnati Reds: Eddie Joost: 94
    Cincinnati Redlegs: Matt Batts: 88

    Cleveland Indians: Eddie Carnett: 93

    Colorado Rockies: Bryn Smith: 55

    Detroit Tigers: Red Borom: 93

    Florida Marlins: Charlie Hough: 62

    Houston Astros: Frank Thomas: 81
    Houston Colt .45s: Hal Brown: 85

    Kansas City Royals: Dave Wickersham: 74

    Brooklyn Dodgers: Tony Malinosky: 100
    Los Angeles Dodgers: Irv Noren: 85

    Milwaukee Brewers: Tito Francona: 76
    Seattle Pilots: Billy Williams: 77

    Minnesota Twins: Billy Gardner: 83
    Washington Senators (Twins): Connie Marrero: 99

    New York Mets: Yogi Berra: 85

    New York Yankees: Virgil Trucks: 93

    Oakland Athletics: Tito Francona: 76
    Kansas City Athletics: Virgil Trucks: 93
    Philadelphia Athletics: Ace Parker: 98

    Philadelphia Blue Jays: Danny Litwhiler: 94
    Philadelphia Phillies: Art Mahan: 97

    Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Strincevich: 95

    San Diego Padres: Tony Gonzalez: 74

    New York Giants: Monte Irvin: 91
    San Francisco Giants: Dave Philley: 90

    Seattle Mariners: Deigo Segui: 73

    St. Louis Cardinals: Freddy Schmidt: 94

    Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Wade Boggs: 52
    Tampa Bay Rays: Brian Shouse: 41

    Texas Rangers: Frank Howard: 74
    Washington Senators (Rangers): Minnie Minoso: 84

    Toronto Blue Jays: Ron Fairly: 72

    Montreal Expos: Roy Face: 82
    Washington Nationals: Mike Stanton: 43

    If I made any errors or missed any teams, just let me know.
    Hey Cowtipper. I'm a fan of your lists and posts.

    It looks like there are almost no changes (deaths) to your oldest player from each team list of almost exactly one year ago. Any changes to the list?
    Is George Binks, the oldest St. Louis Brown/Baltimore Oriole still alive?
    While it would be technically possible, since a player who was 38 years old or older in 1958, would be 90 or older in 2010, can you confirm that there has never been a San Francisco Giant or Los Angeles Dodger player who has ever reached the age of 90?

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    Thanks for your work on this. Does anyone know what Ron Fairly is doing these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
    Hey Cowtipper. I'm a fan of your lists and posts.

    It looks like there are almost no changes (deaths) to your oldest player from each team list of almost exactly one year ago. Any changes to the list?
    Is George Binks, the oldest St. Louis Brown/Baltimore Oriole still alive?
    While it would be technically possible, since a player who was 38 years old or older in 1958, would be 90 or older in 2010, can you confirm that there has never been a San Francisco Giant or Los Angeles Dodger player who has ever reached the age of 90?

    -philliesfiend55-
    There haven't been too many changes to the list - every post following post 14 in this thread details the changes that have been made.

    George Binks is still alive as far as I know, however sometimes news of deaths takes a while to filter into the "mainstream."

    As for 90-year-old San Francisco Giants...Dave Philley, who played for the Giants in 1960, turned 90 years old this year. Buddy Byerly, who played for the Giants in 1959 and 1960, turned 90 on October 26.

    I don't believe any LA Dodgers players have reached 90 years of age yet.

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