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    Oldest Living Phillies
    Phillies Rank/MLB Players Rank (if in 125 oldest)- 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 72 years ago as we enter the 2017 season.
    All Known Living Phillies born 9/30/1943 or earlier. .

    Living Phillies Players who were born In the 1920s.

    Over 90
    1. (7) *Wally Westlake OF 11/8/20 - 1956
    2. (22) Chuck Harmon OF 4/23/24 - 1957 - oldest African-American Phillie.
    3 (36) *Bobby Shantz P 9/26/25 - 1964
    4..(45) Dick Koecher P 3/30/26 - 1946
    5. (52) Bob Miller P 6/16/26 - 1949
    6. (53) Bobby Morgan 2B-SS 6/29/26 - 1954
    7. (63) Paul Stuffel P 3/22/27 - 1950
    8. (64) Don Hasenmayer 3B 4/4/27 - 1945
    9. (77) Jim Greengrass OF 10/24/27 - 1955
    Ages 89-85
    10 (78) Tommy Brown - OF 12/6/27 - 1951
    11.(79) Bob Oldis - C 1/5/28 - 1962
    12.(84) Dick Young - INF 6/3/28 - 1951
    13.(97) Bob "Mickey" Micelotta SS 10/20/28 - 1954
    14. (99) Floyd 'Bob' Ross P 11/2/28 - 1956
    15.(110) *Curt Simmons P 5/19/29 - 1947 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    16. (112) *Frank Thomas OF/1B 6/11/29 - 1964.
    17. (113) Don Ferraresse p 6/19/29 - 1961
    18.(114) Angelo LiPetri P 7/6/29 - 1956
    19. (117) Ted Lepcio(125) INF- 7/28/29 - 1960.
    20.(124) *Ray Herbert P 12/15/29 - 1965

    Living Phillies Players who were born in the 1930s

    Roger Craig P 2/17/30 - 1966
    Ron Negray P 2/26/30 - 1955
    Stan Palys OF 5/1/30 - 1953
    Dick Hall P 9/27/30 - 1967
    Solly Drake INF 10/23/30 - 1959
    *Dick Groat SS 11/4/30 - 1966
    Joe Michael Morgan. (Joe Morgan) 3B 11/19/30 - 1960 (later Managed Boston Red Sox to A.L. East division titles in 1988 & 1990)..
    Roman "Ray" Semproch - P 1/17/31 - 1958
    .Hank Mason P 6/19/31 - 1958
    30.Ed Roebuck P 7/3/31 - 1964
    Bobby Malkmus INF 7/4/31 - 1960
    Chuck Essegian OF 8/8/31 - 1958
    Jim Bolger OF 2/23/32 - 1959

    Age 84-80
    Mel Roach OF 1/25/33 -1962.
    Bobby Del Greco OF 4/7/33 - 1960
    Taylor Phillips P 6/18/33 - 1959
    Jim Owens P 01/16/1934 - 1955
    Ted Kazanski SS 01/25/34 - 1953
    *Bill White 1B 01/28/34 - 1966 ( former National League President)
    40.Bob Conley P 02/01/34 - 1958
    Bobby Locke P 03/03/34 - 1962
    *Jackie Brandt OF 04/28/34 - 1966
    Bob Uecker C 01/26/35 - 1966 - Hall Of Fame BroadcasterAge 81.
    Tom Qualters P 04/01/35 1953
    Mack Burk C 04/21/35 1956
    Pedro Ramos P 04/28/35 1967
    Don Demeter OF 06/25/35 1961
    Terry Fox P 07/31/35 1966
    Howie Bedell OF 09/29/35 1968
    50.*Tony Taylor 2B 12/19/35 1960 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    Jacke Davis OF 03/05/36 1962
    Jimmie Schaffer C 04/05/36 1966
    Wayne Graham 3B 04/06/36 1963 - College Baseball Hall Of Fame coach (Rice University (1992-)
    Tony Gonzalez OF 08/28/36 1960
    Jack Baldschun P 10/16/36 1961
    Clay Dalrymple C 12/03/36 1960
    Doc Edwards C 12/10/36 1970.
    Ted Savage OF 02/21/37 1962.
    Al Kenders C 04/04/37 1961
    60. Fred Van Dusen 7/31/37 1955

    ages79 to 75
    . *Art Mahaffey P 06/04/38 1960
    Billy Cowan OF 08/28/38 1967
    Bobby Wine SS 09/17/38 1960
    Vic Roznovsky C 10/19/38 1969
    . *Jim Kaat P 11/07/38 1976
    Jack Hamilton P 12/25/38 1963
    *Cookie Rojas 2B 03/06/39 1963
    Al Neiger P 03/26/39 1960
    Phil Linz INF 06/04/39 1966
    70. Doug Clemens OF 06/09/39 1966
    Jim Woods 3B 09/17/39 1960
    .*Pete Richert P 10/29/39 1974

    Living Phillies Players who were born in the Early 1940s

    Danny Cater OF 02/25/40 1964
    *Dick Ellsworth P 03/22/40 1967
    Gary Wagner P 06/28/40 1965
    Darrell Brandon P 07/08/40 1971
    . Rich Barry OF 09/12/40 1968
    Frank Linzy P 09/15/40 1974
    . Morrie Steevens P 10/07/40 1964
    80. John Sullivan C 1/3/41 1968
    Pat Corrales C 03/20/41 1964 (Also managed Phillies).
    Eddie Watt P 04/04/41 1974
    * Pete Rose 1B 04/14/41 1979
    Paul Brown P 06/18/41 1961
    Gary Kroll P 07/06/41 1964
    .*Ray Culp P 08/06/41 1963
    John Morris P 08/23/41 1966
    Fred Wenz P 08/26/41 1970
    *Tim McCarver C 10/16/41 1970 (Hall Of Fame Broadcaster - Ford C. Frick Award winner).
    90. Mike Ryan C 11/25/41 1968
    Al Raffo P 11/27/41 1969
    *Darold Knowles P 12/09/41 1966
    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 74
    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
    .100. Ron Stone OF 9/9/42 1969
    101. *Grant Jackson P 9/28/42 1965
    102. * Ron Reed 11/2/42 1976

    *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
    .Bill Robinson OF 6/26/43 1972
    110.George Culver P 7/8/43 1973
    111. Joe Leonard Morgan - 2B 9/19/43 1983. - HOF..

    2017 Deaths of oldest Phillies players who had been on this list:
    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 edited by philliesfiend55; 11-12-2017, 05:13 PM.

  • #2
    Since the original posting of this list there has been just one death (pitcher, Jack Spring) among 123 players over the last six months among former Phillies ranging in age from their early 70s to their late 90s. That seems rather remarkable to me.


    • #3
      Players are added to the Wikipedia List of oldest living players on their 88th birthday. OF- Tommy Brown was just added to the list today since he turns 88 today - (12/6/2015). Brown was a Phillie in 1951 and 1952 and he was in the majors off and on from 1944 to 1954. As of this date he ranks as the 123rd oldest currently living MLB player.


      • #4
        The following four names are the only players who are still alive from the 1950 NL-Pennant winning club:

        Putsy Caballero
        Bob Miller
        Curt Simmons
        Paul Stuffel


        • #5
          Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
          The following four names are the only players who are still alive from the 1950 NL-Pennant winning club:

          Putsy Caballero
          Bob Miller
          Curt Simmons
          Paul Stuffel
          Caballero is also one of only two living Phillies who made their MLB debuts before the end of World War Two.

          Ralph "Putsy Caballero - MLB Debut: 9/14/1944 (Phillies 1944-1952, except 1946 military service ). Approximate Age at time of MLB Debut: 16 years, 10 months.Played last MLB game at age 24
          Don Hasenmayer - MLB Debut: 5/2/1945 (Phillies 1945-1946). Approximate age at time of MLB Debut: 18 years, 1 month. Played last MLB game at age 19.
          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 07-25-2016, 01:47 PM.


          • #6
            Wally Westlake, a 10 year major league third baseman/outfielder (1947-1956) , a member of the 1956 Phillies, and a 1951 National League All-Star has recently become one of the 10 oldest living major leaguers. He is due to turn 96 on November 8.


            • #7
              11/18/2016: Happy 90th birthday, Roy Sievers - (Phillies 1962-1964; MLB: 1949-1965; 1949 American Lg. Rookie of the Year; led A. L. in 1957 in HR & RBI; 318 career HR; Veteran of nearly 1,900 MLB games; 4-Time American League All-Star).
              Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-18-2016, 09:53 AM.


              • #8
                Phillies third baseman/utility infielder, Bob Sadowski (1961) passed away three days ago on January 6. He was nine days shy of his 80th birthday.


                • #9
                  Oops! - I missed one.
                  Pitcher, Grant Jackson (born: 9/28/1942 - about 74 yrs., 6 mos.) has just been added to the list. He's currently at #109 of 111.
                  Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-23-2017, 12:56 PM.


                  • #10
                    Rearranged list to save space.
                    Found a few previously omitted players.
                    Extended included birthdates from 12/1942 to 5/1943.


                    • #11
                      I believe that the Phillies' total of 22 living players born before 1930 is the highest of any MLB team.
                      Last edited by philliesfiend55; 05-17-2017, 10:36 AM.


                      • #12
                        Pitcher, Bob Kuzava (1923-2017) passes away.

                        May 17: Bob Kuzava, a righthanded pitcher on the Phillies 1955 team has passed away less than two weeks shy of his 94th birthday (May 28). The well-traveled Mr. Kuzava played for eight major league teams (half of the 16 teams then in existence), including the inaugural Baltimore Orioles 1954 team and three World's Champion early 1950s New York Yankees teams. He was above .500 lifetime, going 49-44, with a 4.05 earned run average between 1946 and 1957. In 213 games he made 99 starts, pitched 34 Complete Games, and threw seven Shut Outs. He was listed by Wikipedia as the 20th oldest living major leaguer up until the time of his passing.
                        1949, when he went 10-6 for the Chicago White Sox and 1951 where he went 11-7 in a year split between the Washington Senators and the New York Yankees may have been his top years. Kuzava made relief appearances for the New York Yankees in the 1951, 1952 and 1953 World Series.
                        He was the third oldest living Phillies behind only Wally Westlake, 96 and Solly Hemus, 94.
                        Last edited by philliesfiend55; 05-17-2017, 11:45 AM.


                        • #13
                          Solly Hemus, a Phillies infielder from 1956 to 1958 passed away on October 2 at the age of 94. He led the National League in runs scored with 105 in 1952 as a St. Louis Cardinal. Hemus played for the Cardinals 1949-1956, Phillies 1956-1958, and then the Cardinals again in 1959. He would become the Cards manager in 1959-1961.Hemus hit .273 lifetime.. Hemus was the second oldest living Phillie and the 19th oldest living major leaguer up until the time of his passing.
                          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 10-05-2017, 08:34 AM.


                          • #14
                            Birthdates were just now extended through 9/30/1943. (74 years old as of 9/30.2017). - 113 players are on the list at this point. (Oct. 5, 2017). - philliesfiend55-


                            • #15
                              As of today, Oct. 5, 2017, the Phillies have 20 living players who were born before 1930. That's probably more than any other major league team.