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    Oldest living Phillies

    Oldest Living Phillies
    Phillies Rank/MLB Players Rank (if in top100) - 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 3/31/19.

    Living Phillies Players who were born In the 1920s.

    Age 95 or more
    1. (4) *Wally Westlake OF 11/8/20 - 1956

    Ages 94 to 90
    2 (25) *Bobby Shantz P 9/26/25 - 1964
    3..(30) Dick Koecher P 3/30/26 - 1946
    4. (35) Bob Miller P 6/16/26 - 1949
    5. (36) Bobby Morgan 2B-SS 6/29/26 - 1954
    6. (44) Don Hasenmayer 3B 4/4/27 - 1945
    7. (54) Jim Greengrass OF 10/24/27 - 1955
    8 (55) Tommy Brown - OF 12/6/27 - 1951..
    9.(56) Bob Oldis - C 1/5/28 - 1962
    10.(69) Bob "Mickey" Micelotta SS 10/20/28 - 1954
    11.(71) Bob Ross P 11/2/28 - 1956.
    12 (81) *Curt Simmons P 5/19/29 - 1947 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    13.(83) *Frank Thomas OF/1B 6/11/29 - 1964.
    14. (84) Don Ferraresse p 6/19/29 - 1961

    AGES 89 TO 85
    15 (87) Ted Lepcio INF- 7/28/29 - 1960.
    16.(94) *Ray Herbert P 12/15/29 - 1965

    Living Phillies Players who were born in the 1930s

    17.. (97) Roger Craig P 2/17/30 - 1966
    18. (100) Stan Palys OF 5/1/30 - 1953
    19 Dick Hall P 9/27/30 - 1967
    20. Solly Drake INF 10/23/30 - 1959
    21. *Dick Groat SS 11/4/30 - 1966
    22. Joe Michael Morgan. (Joe Morgan) 3B 11/19/30 - 1960 (later Managed Boston Red Sox to A.L. East division titles in 1988 & 1990)..
    23. Roman "Ray" Semproch - P 1/7/31 - 1958
    24..Hank Mason P 6/19/31 - 1958
    25. Bobby Malkmus INF 7/4/31 - 1960
    Chuck Essegian OF 8/8/31 - 1958
    Jim Bolger OF 2/23/32 - 1959
    Mel Roach OF 1/25/33 - 1962.
    .Bobby Del Greco OF 4/7/33 - 1960
    30. Taylor Phillips P 6/18/33 - 1959
    Jim Owens P 1/16/1934 - 1955
    Ted Kazanski SS 1/25/34 - 1953
    *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 - Hall Of Fame Broadcaster - Ford C. Frick award winner..
    Tom Qualters P 4/1/35 1953
    .Mack Burk C 4/21/35 1956
    40. Pedro Ramos P 4/28/35 1967
    Don Demeter OF 6/25/35 1961
    Terry Fox P 07/31/35 1966
    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
    50. Clay Dalrymple C 12/3/36 1960
    Ted Savage OF 2/21/37 1962.
    Al Kenders C 4/4/37 1961
    *Art Mahaffey P 6/4/38 1960
    .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
    60. Phil Linz INF 6/4/39 1966
    Doug Clemens OF 6/9/39 1966

    AGES 79 TO 75
    Jim Woods 3B 9/17/39 1960
    .*Pete Richert P 10/29/39 1974

    Living Phillies Players who were born 1940 to 1943.

    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
    70. 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
    .* 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
    80.*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.
    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)
    90. 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
    *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
    100.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
    Bobby Pfeil INF 11/13/43 - 1971
    105. Jerry Johnson P 12/3/43 1968.

    1/1/2019: Entering 2019 there were 106 living Phillies former players who are age 75 or more. (Born no later than 12/31/1943.)
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    2017 - 2019 - Deaths of oldest Phillies players who had been on this list: 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: 6/22/2019..
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 06-22-2019, 09:03 PM.

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    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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    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),.
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    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, 04:07 AM.

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    December 3, 2018: It is RHP - Jerry Johnson's 75th birthday. He becomes the 106th living former Phillie to be a member of their "Three-Quarters of A Century Club" : Living Phillies Players age 75 and older. He was a Phillie in 1968 and 1969. The Phillies were he first MLB team of his 10 year career in the big leagues (1968-1977).
    Today is also Catcher, Clay Dalrymple's 82nd birthday. Dalrymple spent almost the entire 1960s decade with the Philles . (1960-1968) remaining in the majors through 1971 in a 12 year MLB career. Dalrymple was a member of the 1970 World Series-winning Baltimore Orioles. After his playing career Dalrymple spent many years as a Baltimore Orioles Radio-TV broadcaster.

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    November 13: Today is Infielder, Bobby Pfeil's 75th birthday and he becomes the 105th member of the Currently Living "Phillies Alumni Three-Quarters Of A Century Club" (Living Phillies Players who are 75 or older). Pfeil spent a number of years in the high minors reaching the majors only twice, wtih the 1969 New York Mets and the 1971 Phillies. His two major leagues experiences couldn't have been more different. He played on a 1969 Mets team that would win the NL Eastern Division, NL Pennant, and then score an upset win to take the '69 World Series title, while in 1971 he'd play on the 67-95 last-place Phillies. On one level his working or playing conditions were about the same. The Mets' Shea Stadium was only in it's sixth year of existence in 1969 and as a stadium it was in it's prime, and it hosted a number of sellouts. in 1971 the Phillies had some big crowds too with local casual fans and lifelong fanatical Phillies fans all wanting to come to catch games at the Phillies brand new Veterans Stadium, which was in it's inaugural season after opening that April 10.

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    November 8, 2018: RHP - Ron Negray passed away at the age of 88. Negray pitched sporadically in the majors in the 1950s. For the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers, the 1955 & 1956 Phillies, and the 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers, in their first year on the West Coast, Negray compiled a 6-6 record, with a 4.04 earned run average. He has Topps baseball cards portraying him both with the Dodgers and the Phillies.He was a lifelong resident of the Akron, Ohio area.
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    Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
    The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.
    Didn't Woody Allen or one of his characters in the 1973 Comedy/Sci Fi movie "Sleeper" set centuries ahead in the future say that SCIENCE had figured out that the key to longevity was the consumption of Hot Fudge Sundaes. If only the Hot Fudge Sundaes or Cheese Steaks Factor were really True!
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    Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
    The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.
    Besides being the oldest living MLB player and the only Centenarian (100years or more of age) ,who played in the majors the most seasons ago - 77 through 2018, another distinction held by Fred Caligiuri, is that he pitched with the 1941 and 1942 Philadelphia Athletics and since he started his MLB career in 1941, he is the only living MLB player who was active in the major leagues before America entered World War Two (Pearl Harbor - December 1941).

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    The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.

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    Nov. 8 - Today is the 98th birthday of 3B/OF/PH Wally Westlake (1956 Phillies; MLB: 1947-1956; 1951 N.L. all-star)). birthdate: November 8, 1920. (1920-) He is the second longest-lived player in Phillies franchise history. Only 1940 Phillies INF Alex Monchak (1917-2016) lived to be older than Westlake
    (98 years, 191 days).
    Westlake reached the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 after World War Two military service. Westlake had some excellent seasons early in his career hitting .272 lifetime.over his 10 year MLB career.
    He had three seasons where he hit at least 20 home runs: (career high 24 home runs in 1950), topped 90 RBI twice (career high: 104 RBI in 1949) and his batting average career highs were: as an everyday player .285 twice in 1948 and 1950, and .330 as a reserve in 1953. He was a highly valued reserve where he hit 11 home runs off the bench of the 1954 Cleveland Indians, a team that won the American League pennant with record setting performances in wins and winning percentage (111-43, .721 win .pctg) and he was selected to and played in the 1951 all-star game , representing the National League as a St. Louis Cardinal. .
    Westlake's career stops included: 1947-1951 Pittsburgh Pirates; 1951-1952; St. Louis Cardinals; 1952 Cincinnati Reds 1952-1955 Cleveland Indians 1955 Baltimore Orioles and finally 1956 Philadelphia Phillies.
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    Birthdates for players on the 'Oldest Living Phillies' list have been extended through 12/31/1943. - Players listed are Age 75 and older.

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    'Whiz Kid' pitcher Paul Stuffel passed away on Sept. 9, 2018. Pitchers Bob Miller, 92 and Curt Simmons, 89 are the last remaining survivors of the 1950 Phillies National League championship team.

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    Through 5/31/2018: According to Wikipedia There are 15 former Phillies among the 100 oldest living major league players and 21 former Phillies among the 125 oldest living MLB players.

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    Originally posted by Macker View Post
    Bill Robinson died in 2007.
    Corrected list due to your post on B.Robinson.....Thanks!

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