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  • New heights of Longevity - Wikipedia's Oldest players List.

    People are living longer lives in general and Wikipedia's Oldest living MLB Players List is a reflection of that.

    Currently the Wikipedia List reports record of near-record numbers of players passing or approaching certain age milestones.:

    3 Living Players were born before 1920:
    ages 99,99, & 98....with #1 Fred Caligiuri due to turn 100 on Oct.22 and #3 Bill Mills due to turn 99 on Nov. 2.

    Three other players #s 4,5 & 6 were born late in 1920 and are all due to turn 98 in November and December, including former all-stars Wally Westlake and Eddie Robinson.

    13 players are at least 95 years of age with #14 Lee Howard due to turn 95 in November.

    77 players are now at least 90 years of age with five more due to reach 90 in the next 30 days, including Hall Of Famer Whitey Ford (birthday on October 21 - currently #80).

    99 players who are at least 89 years of age with #s 100 Harding 'Pete' Peterson (born: 10/17/1929) & 101 Ike Delock due to reach their 89th birthday in the next 30 days.

    There are 104 living MLB players who were born before 1930. #104 Pitcher Ray Herbert is the last listed player born in the 1920s (12/15/1929) and #105 P - Joe Margoneri (born: 1/13/1930) is the first listed survivor born in 1930.

    ….and finally there are 123 players who are at least 88 years of age with two due to turn 88 in the next five days - #124 Bill Fischer (tomorrow (10/11) and #125 Don Robertson (10/15).. (#125 is the last person on the list. For about the past year Wikipedia has normally tried to maintain the list with exactly 125 players on it).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 10-10-2018, 09:59 AM.

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    Most WAR, living players 80+ years old:

    Code:
    Player           WAR/ WAA/pos Born    PA From   To   Age
    Willie Mays     156.4   110.3 1931 12496 1951 1973 20-42 H
    Hank Aaron      143.0    92.9 1934 13941 1954 1976 20-42 H
    Frank Robinson  107.3    64.8 1935 11742 1956 1976 20-40 H
    Al Kaline        92.8    55.5 1934 11596 1953 1974 18-39 H
    Brooks Robinson  78.4    39.7 1937 11782 1955 1977 18-40 H
    Willie McCovey   64.5    30.5 1938  9692 1959 1980 21-42 H
    Billy Williams   63.7    27.1 1938 10519 1959 1976 21-38 H
    Luis Aparicio    55.8    20.5 1934 11230 1956 1973 22-39 H
    Orlando Cepeda   50.2    18.2 1937  8698 1958 1974 20-36 H
    Rocky Colavito   44.5    21.2 1933  7559 1955 1968 21-34
    Tony Oliva       43.1    20.2 1938  6880 1962 1976 23-37
    Felipe Alou      42.2    13.4 1935  7907 1958 1974 23-39
    Maury Wills      39.7    10.6 1932  8306 1959 1972 26-39
    Bill White       38.6    13.4 1934  6678 1956 1969 22-35
    Frank Howard     37.6    11.3 1936  7352 1958 1973 21-36
    Dick Groat       36.7     6.1 1930  8179 1952 1967 21-36
    Bill Mazeroski   36.5     5.0 1936  8379 1956 1972 19-35 H
    Don Buford       36.3    18.5 1937  5347 1963 1972 26-35
    Code:
    Player            WAR WAA/pit Born   W   L     IP From   To   Age
    Gaylord Perry    93.4    45.3 1938 314 265 5350.0 1962 1983 23-44 H
    Bob Gibson       81.9    47.0 1935 251 174 3884.1 1959 1975 23-39 H
    Juan Marichal    61.9    30.0 1937 243 142 3507.0 1960 1975 22-37 H
    Whitey Ford      53.5    28.7 1928 236 106 3170.1 1950 1967 21-38 H
    Sandy Koufax     53.2    30.7 1935 165  87 2324.1 1955 1966 19-30 H
    Bob Friend       46.8    11.9 1930 197 230 3611.0 1951 1966 20-35
    Jim Kaat         45.4     8.0 1938 283 237 4530.1 1959 1983 20-44
    Curt Simmons     42.7    10.3 1929 193 183 3348.1 1947 1967 18-38
    Jim Perry        38.6    10.9 1935 215 174 3285.2 1959 1975 23-39
    Camilo Pascual   37.5    14.6 1934 174 170 2930.2 1954 1971 20-37
    Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

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    • #3
      Very interesting stats on some of our most elderly, living senior stars.....Thanks, Freakshow!

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      • #4
        Harding 'Pete' Peterson -#100 with his 89th birthday this week and I don't know if there has ever been 100 players who were at least 89 years of age at any time before this.....A Likely Record!

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