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  • #31
    Oldest Living Phillies birthdays in the last four weeks of this year, December 4 - December 31, 2018.

    Birthday - Position - Player - Age - First year with the Phillies.

    Dec. 6 - OF - Tommy Brown - 91 - 1951.
    Dec. 9 - P - Darold Knowles - 77 - 1966.
    Dec. 13 - P - Ferguson Jenkins - 76 - 1965. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame).
    Dec. 15 - P - Ray Herbert - 89 - 1965 .
    Dec. 16 - OF - Adolfo Phillips - 77 - 1964.
    Dec. 19 - 2B - Tony Taylor - 83 - 1960. (Phillies Wall Of Fame).
    Dec. 23 - P - Jerry Koosman - 76 - 1984.
    Dec. 27 - OF - Byron Browne - 76 - 1970.

    Currently 106 Phillies players are in the Phillies Alumni 'Three-Quarters (3/4) Of A Century Club' - (living Phillies who are at least 75 years of Age).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 12-04-2018, 05:07 AM.

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    • #32
      Wally Westlake of the 1956 phillies - current age: About 98 years and 1 month, is now the fourth oldest currently living major leaguer.
      He's the second oldest Phillies player who ever lived, behind only 1940 Phillie, ,Al Monchak (1917-2016), who lived to be 98 years, 171 days of age
      (about 98 years and 5 1/2 months),.
      Last edited by philliesfiend55; 12-04-2018, 05:03 AM.

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      • #33
        March 19, 2019:: Chuck Harmon, an Outfielder/First Baseman, one of the first African-Americans to play for the Phillies (1957) passed away at the age of 94.
        Harmon was a great athlete. He was a key member of the 1942-1943 University of Toledo basketball team that got to the NIT finals. Harmon had a four-year stay in the major leagues, playin for the Cincinnati Reds (1954-1956); St. Louis Cardinals (1956-19570 and the Phillies (1957) . Harmon was nicknamed "Three Gloves" by his Reds teammates, because besides being a competent outfielder and first baseman he was also the team's "Emergency Catcher"....hence the nickname "Three Gloves" because he needed a different type of glove at each position and always had three gloves ready at Cincinnati's Crosley Field and he always took these three different types of gloves with him on road trips. Harmon was as versatile as he was athletic .

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        • #34
          Following the death of Wartime Philadelphia Athletics player, Bill Mills, the all-time oldest living Phillie, Wally Westlake (1956 Phillies) currently 98 years, 9 1/2 months) becomes the third oldest, currently living, major leagues base ball player.

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          • #35
            Wally Westlake, the oldest living player in Philadelphia Phillies franchise history (98 years, 292 days as of today), is now the second oldest currently living major leaguer. He is second only to Val Heim, a World War Two, War-time only player who played one year during the war for the Chicago White Sox. Between 1947 and 1956 Westlake had a 10 year major leagues career as a third baseman/outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies. He was a Phillie in 1956 at the end of his career. Westlake made the National League all-star roster and played in the 1951 All-Star game as a Cardinal..

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            • #36
              The first half of September claimed the lives of Phillies nonagenarians Jim Greengrass (outfielder) and Wally Westlake (third baseman/outfielder/pinch hitter - second oldest major leaguer at age 98) as well as 3 other major leaguers in their 90s (Hal Naragon, Charlie Silvera, Alex Grammas), two older former MLB players in their late 80s (Paul Smith and, Jim Archer). Orioles abd Cubs pitcher, Tom Phoebus, 77 and the untimely deaths of younger ballplayers such as Jose Moreno,61, a long-time Phillies farmhand, who never "got the call" from the Phillies organization, but who reached the majors with the Mets and the Angels).
              Last edited by philliesfiend55; 09-15-2019, 05:48 AM.

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              • #37
                Of the more than 2,080 players in 137 years of Phillies franchise history, Wally Westlake lived to top all of them in age, being 98 years and 10 months old at the time of his death this past week. Westlake played for the 1956 Phillies in the final season of his ten year career (1947-1956) that include o trip to the World Series, with the 1954 Cleveland Indians and one selection to the all-star game (1951, with the St. Louis Cardinals). The start of Westlake's career with his 1947 MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the age of 26 was delayed by his World War Two military service.

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                • #38
                  3B - Jim Woods turned 80 in September (9/19) and LHP Pete Richert is due to turn 80 later this month (10/29).
                  Woods played for the Phillies in 1960 & 1961 in a brief MLB career.
                  Richert was a two-time American League all-star (1965 & 1966) with the Washington Senators. He played for the Phillies in the final year (1974) of a 13-year MLB career (1962-1974). He both started and relieved during various stages of his career. He had an 80-73 career record, with a stingy 3.19 earned run average. As a reliever he racked up 51 Saves. As a starter he pitched 22 Complete Games with 3 Shut Outs.
                  Last edited by 1954 Phils; 10-10-2019, 06:40 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Oldest Living Phillies
                    Phillies Rank/MLB Players Rank (if in top130) - according to Wikipedia/ Name/ position/birthdate/first year with Phillies. * All-Star

                    Don Hasenmayer holds he distinction of having played for the Phillies the longest time ago among living Phillies. He debuted on May 2, 1945, so that's 73 years ago as we enter 2018.

                    All Known Living Phillies born 12/31/1943 or earlier.

                    Ages through 8/31/19.

                    Living Phillies Players who were born In the 1920s:

                    Age 95 or more:
                    NONE

                    AGES 94 TO 90:
                    1 (18) *Bobby Shantz P 9/26/25 - 1964.
                    2..(22) Dick Koecher - P 3/30/26 - 1946
                    3. (25) Bob Miller P 6/16/26 - 1949
                    4. (26) Bobby Morgan 2B-SS 6/29/26 - 1954
                    5. (33) Don Hasenmayer 3B 4/4/27 - 1945 (Don is the only living player to play for the Phillies before the end of World War Two. (MLB Debut: May 2,1945).
                    6 (43) Tommy Brown - OF 12/6/27 - 1951..
                    7.(44) Bob Oldis - C 1/5/28 - 1962
                    8.(55) Bob "Mickey" Micelotta SS 10/20/28 - 1954
                    9.(57) Bob Ross P 11/2/28 - 1956.
                    10 (66) *Curt Simmons P 5/19/29 - 1947 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
                    11.(69) *Frank Thomas OF/1B 6/11/29 - 1964.
                    12.(71) Don Ferraresse p 6/19/29 - 1961
                    13.(72) Ted Lepcio 7/28/29 INF - 1960.

                    AGES 89 TO 85:

                    14.(78) *Ray Herbert P 12/15/29 - 1965.

                    Living Phillies Players who were born in the 1930s:

                    15 (81) Roger Craig P 2/17/30 - 1966.
                    16. (88) Stan Palys OF 5/1/30 - 1953
                    17 (95) Dick Hall P 9/27/30 - 1967
                    18. (97) Solly Drake INF 10/23/30 - 1959
                    19.(98) *Dick Groat SS 11/4/30 - 1966
                    20. (100) Joe Michael Morgan. (Joe Morgan) 3B 11/19/30 - 1960 (later Managed Boston Red Sox to A.L. East division titles in 1988 & 1990)..
                    21.(107) Roman "Ray" Semproch - P 1/7/31 - 1958
                    22..(116) Henry Mason P 6/19/31 - 1958
                    23. (118) Bobby Malkmus INF 7/4/31 - 1960
                    24. (122) Chuck Essegian OF 8/8/31 - 1958
                    25 Jim Bolger OF 2/23/32 - 1959
                    Mel Roach OF 1/25/33 - 1962.

                    Taylor Phillips P 6/18/33 - 1959
                    Jim Owens P 1/16/1934 - 1955
                    Ted Kazanski SS 1/25/34 - 1953
                    30. *Bill White 1B 1/28/34 - 1966 ( former National League President)
                    .Bob Conley P 2/1/34 - 1958
                    Bobby Locke P 3/3/34 - 1962
                    *Jackie Brandt OF 4/28/34 - 1966.

                    Ages 84 to 80:
                    Bob Uecker C 01/26/35 - 1966. - Also a Hall Of Fame Broadcaster - Ford C. Frick Award winner..
                    Tom Qualters P 4/1/35 1953
                    .Mack Burk C 4/21/35 1956.
                    Pedro Ramos P 4/28/35 1967
                    Don Demeter OF 6/25/35 1961
                    Terry Fox P 07/31/35 1966
                    40. Howie Bedell OF 9/29/35 1968
                    .*Tony Taylor 2B 12/19/35 1960 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
                    Jacke Davis OF 3/5/36 1962
                    .Jimmie Schaffer C 4/05/36 1966.
                    Wayne Graham 3B 04/6/36 1963 - College Baseball Hall Of Fame coach (Rice University (1992-2018) and San Jacinto Junior College (1981-1991)..
                    Tony Gonzalez OF 08/28/36 1960
                    Jack Baldschun P 10/16/36 1961
                    Clay Dalrymple C 12/3/36 1960
                    Ted Savage OF 2/21/37 1962..
                    *Art Mahaffey P 6/4/38 1960
                    50. Billy Cowan OF 8/28/38 1967
                    Bobby Wine SS 9/17/38 1960
                    .Vic Roznovsky C 10/19/38 1969
                    *Jim Kaat* P 11/7/38 1976
                    *Cookie Rojas 2B 3/6/39 1963
                    Al Neiger P 3/26/39 1960.
                    Phil Linz INF 6/4/39 1966
                    Doug Clemens OF 6/9/39 1966
                    Jim Woods 3B 9/17/39 1960.
                    *Pete Richert P 10/29/39 1974.

                    Living Phillies Players who were born 1940 to 1943.

                    Ages 79 to 76:

                    60. Danny Cater OF 2/25/40 1964.
                    *Dick Ellsworth P 3/22/40 1967
                    .Gary Wagner P 6/28/40 1965
                    Darrell Brandon P 7/8/40 1971
                    Rich Barry OF 9/12/40 1968.
                    Frank Linzy P 9/15/40 1974
                    Morrie Steevens P 10/7/40 1964
                    John Sullivan C 1/3/41 1968
                    Pat Corrales C 3/20/41 1964 (Also managed Phillies).
                    Eddie Watt P 4/4/41 1974
                    70. * Pete Rose 1B 4/14/41 1979
                    Paul Brown P 06/18/41 1961
                    Gary Kroll P 07/6/41 1964
                    *Ray Culp P 8/6/41 1963
                    John Morris P 8/23/41 1966
                    Fred Wenz P 8/26/41 1970
                    *Tim McCarver C 10/16/41 1970 (Hall Of Fame Broadcaster - Ford C. Frick Award winner).
                    Mike Ryan C 11/25/41 1968
                    Al Raffo P 11/27/41 1969
                    *Darold Knowles P 12/9/41 1966.
                    80.Adolfo Phillips OF 12/16/41 1964
                    Costen Shockley 1B 2/8/42 1964
                    *Richie 'Dick' Allen 3B 3/8/42 1963 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
                    .Tom Hilgendorf P 3/10/42 1975
                    *Jim Lonborg P 4/16/42 1973
                    *Tony Perez 1B 5/14/42 1983 (Baseball Hall Of Fame)
                    Larry Colton P 6/8/42 1968
                    Ron Stone OF 9/9/42 1969.
                    *Grant Jackson P 9/28/42 1965..
                    .* Ron Reed 11/2/42 1976
                    90. *Ferguson Jenkins P 12/13/42 1965 (HOF)
                    *Jerry Koosman P 12/23/42 1984
                    Byron Browne OF 12/27/42 1970
                    Ron Clark INF 1/14/43 1975
                    .* Davey Johnson 2B 1/30/43 1977
                    Joe Verbanic P 4/24/43 1966
                    .George Culver P 7/8/43 1973
                    Leroy Reams OF 8/11/43 - 1969.
                    *Joe Leonard Morgan - 2B 9/19/43 1983. - HOF
                    .Jose Cardenal - OF - 10/7/43 - 1978
                    100.Bobby Pfeil INF 11/13/43 - 1971.

                    AGE 75
                    101. Jerry Johnson P 12/3/43 1968.

                    1/1/2019: Entering 2019 there were 105 living Phillies former players who were age 75 or more and were born no later than 12/31/1943.
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                    2017 - 2019 - Deaths of oldest Phillies players who had been on this list: Bobby DelGreco OF age 86 - Oct. 16, 2019 - 1960 Phillies; Jim Greengrass Age 92 OF - 1955 Phillies - Sept. 2019; Wally Westlake Age 98 - OF/3B/ PH - Sept. 2019 - 1956 Phillies; At 98 years, 10 months of age WESTLAKE WAS THE OLDEST LIVING PLAYER IN PHILLIES FRANCHISE HISTORY. Chuck Harmon OF - 1957 Phillies. passed away at the age 94 on 3/19/ 2019. Ron Negray - P - age 88. Nov. 8. 2018 - 1955 Phillies; Fred Van Dusen _ OF - age 81 Sept. 30, 2018- 1955 Phillies; Paul Stuffel - P - 1950 died Sept. 9, 2018. Doc Edwards - C - 1970 - died Aug, 20, 2018. Ed Roebuck P - 1964 died June 2018 - age 86. .Jack Hamilton P - died Feb. 22, 2018 - age 79 - Phils 1962.
                    Tito Francona - OF - died Feb. 13, 2018 - age 84 - 1967 Phils; Dick Young - INF - died: Jan. 7, 2018 - age 89 - 1951 Phils; Don Lock - OF Died Oct. 9, 2017 - age 81 - 1967 Phillies; Johnny Herrnstein - OF/1B - 1962 - age 79, died Oct. 6, 2017; Solly Hemus - SS - 1956 - age 94; died Oct. 2, 2017; Mickey Harrington - OF - 82 - 1963 Phillies - died 9/20/2017; Gene Conley- RHP - 1959 - age 86 - July 2017; Jim Bunning - P - 1964 Phillies - Baseball Hall Of Fame and Phillies Wall Of Fame - Served 24 years as a US. Senator & Congressman - died May 27, 2017 - age 85; Bob Kuzava, age 93, RHP - 1955 Phillies, died May 17, 2017; Roy Sievers OF-1B age 90 died 4/3/17, 1962-1964 Phils; Ruben Amaro Sr. - SS - age 81 - Phils 1960 - died 3/31/17; Dallas Green - RHP - age 82 died 3/22/17 - 1960 Phils manager 1979-1981 Phillies (Phillies Wall Of Fame): Bob Bowman - OF - died Jan.27, 2017 - age 85, 1955-1959 Phils; Bob Sadowski - 3B/INF - died Jan. 6, 2017 - age 79. 1961 Phillies.

                    Last edit: 10/17/2019.
                    Last edited by 1954 Phils 10-17-2019. 5:56 A.M.
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                    Last edited by 1954 Phils; 12-04-2019, 08:05 AM.

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                    • #40
                      I am doing research right now and by 1/1/2020 I will be adding to the list all living Phillies who were born in 1944 and 1945.

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                      • #41
                        AS OF OCTOBER 10, 2019, have assumed the responsibility of updating the Oldest Living Phillies list FROM philliesfiend55.
                        Post #1 & Post#39 are no longer relevant.
                        To see the complete list with the latest updates GO TO POST # 46 (AT THE BEGINNING OF PAGE 4). (12/4/2019).
                        -1954 PHILS.
                        Last edited by 1954 Phils; 12-04-2019, 08:11 AM.

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                        • #42
                          There ARE FOUR LIVING PHILLIES WHO PLAYED FOR THE PHILLIES IN THE 1940S (PHILLIES TEAM DEBUT YEAR IN PARENTHESIS).

                          DON HASENMAYER - 3B - (1945).
                          DICK KOECHER - RHP (1946).
                          CURT SIMMONS - LHP (1947).
                          BOB MILLER (1949).

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                          • #43
                            From JANUARY 1, 2019 TO DECEMBER 4, 2019 there have been only four deaths among Phillies players on this list, who will reach age 76 or more by the end of 2019.

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                            • #44
                              As of 12/4/2019 the list consists of 24 former players who were selected to play in at least one major leagues all-star game at some time in their careers..

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                              • #45
                                5 Players on the list won Most Valuable Player Awards (all with teams other than the Phillies):

                                1952 Bobby Shantz - Philadelphia Athletics - A.L.
                                1960 Dick Groat - Pittsburgh Pirates - N.L.
                                1972 Richie 'Dick' Allen - Chicago White Sox - A.L.
                                1973 Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds - N.L.
                                1975 & 1976 Joe L. Morgan - Cincinnati Reds - N.L.


                                Others to win MVP Awards with other teams who played or the Phillies for parts of their careers include:

                                1914 Johnny Evers - Boston Braves - N.L. - Chalmers Award Winner - (predecessor of the Most Valuable Player award).
                                1932 & 1933 Jimmie Foxx - Philadelphia Athletics
                                1939 Bucky Walters - Cincinnati Reds - N.L.
                                1049 Frank Mc Cormick - Cincinnati Reds - N.L.
                                1941 Dolph Camilli - Brooklyn Dodgers - N.L.
                                1984 Willie Hernandez - Detroit Tigers - A.L.
                                1984 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs - N.L.
                                2013 Andrew McCutcheon - Pittsburgh Pirates - N.L.
                                2015 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals - N.L.

                                Most Valuable Player Award winners as PHILLIES

                                1932 Chuck Klein.
                                1950 Jim Konstanty
                                1980 & 1981 MikeSchmidt
                                2006 Ryan Howard
                                2007 Jimmy Rollins

                                The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award (Predecessor to the Cy Young Award)

                                1945 Hank Borowy - Chicago Cubs - N.L.
                                1950 Jim Konstanty - PHILLIES.
                                1952 & 1955 Robin Roberts - PHILLIES.

                                Cy Young Award Winners

                                1967 Jim Lonborg - Boston Red Sox - A.L.
                                1971 Ferguson Jenkins - Chicago Cubs - N.L.
                                1972, 1977, 1980 & 1982 - Steve Carlton - PHILLIES.
                                1981 Fernando Valenzuela - Los Angeles - N.L.
                                1983 John Denny - PHILLIES.
                                1987 Steve Bedrosian - PHILLIES
                                1989 Mark Davis - San Diego Padres - N.L.
                                1997 Pedro Martinez - Montreal Expos - N.L.
                                1999 & 2000 Pedro Martinez - Boston Red Sox - A.L.
                                2003 Roy Halladay - Toronto Blue Jays - A.L.
                                2008 Cliff Lee - Cleveland Indians - A.L.
                                2015 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs - N.L.
                                2010 Roy Halladay - PHILLIES


                                Last edited by 1954 Phils; 12-04-2019, 08:04 AM.

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