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    Feb.25, 2020 - 12:55 A.M. - Happy 80th birthday to Danny Cater who the Phillies foolishly traded away after his rookie season of 1964. Cater was hitting .296 in 60 games when an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. Perhaps if Cater hadn't been injured the Phillies would have had enough offense so that there wouldn't have been a Phillies September collapse, where they lost the pennant after leading the league through most of the summer. Cater was a strong hitter and versatile in the field with the ability to play 1B, 3B and the corner outfield positions. Had the Phils not made the deal they would have had a home grown farm system boy who could have made Philadelphia his home for the next decade, while playing several positions and the best part was that every level Cater proved that he always had the who always had the ability to hit. Cater went on to have many years of success with American league teams, including the Chicago White Sox, the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics, The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.. The only negative thing in his career was that Cater was once traded in a rare Yankees-Red Sox deal straight up for Sparky Lyle. While Cater was nearing retirement, Lyle led the A.L.in Saves and went on to win "The Fireman Of The Year Award" for being the game's Most Outstanding Relief Pitcher.
    Cater hit .290 in 1968 for the Oakland Athletics, "The Year Of The Pitcher" which was good enough to finish in second place in the American League. Carl Yastrzemski's .301 batting average won the batting title - the lowest for a batting title winner in Major League Baseball's history.
    Two years later, Cater would hit .301 for the Yankees, getting in the starting lineup almost every day, with 582 at-bats, but playing a variety of positions. Aside from his baseball playing days and all the traveling that entailed, Cater has been an Austin, Texas area resident throughout his lifetime.

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    Don Hasenmayer, a third baseman/utility infielder with the 1945 & 1946 Phillies passed away ON January 28, 2020 AT THE APPROXIMATE AGE OF 92 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS. His birthdate was April 4, 1927.
    BESIDES BEING THE SECOND-OLDEST LIVING PHILLIE behind only Bobby Shantz, age 94, HASENMAYER ranked 28th among all living major leaguers in age. He was the only living former Phillie to have played in the major leagues in 1945, before the end of World War Two. Now the only living Phillies who played for the Phillies in the 1940s are three pitchers: 1946-1948 Dick Koecher; 1947-1960 Curt Simmons; and 1949-1958: Bob Miller. Simmons was a LHP - the other two are righties.
    18-year-old, Don Hasenmayer made his MLB debut on May 2,1945,six days before V-E Day, the end of the war in Europe and victory over the Germans. Japan would surrender in September 1945, officially ending World War Two.
    Hasenmayer would appear in a few games with the Phillies in May 1945 before being drafted into the military. After 16 months of military service he was discharged just in time to appear in a few games with the Phillies in the final week of the 1946 season, with his final MLB game being played in the season finale of September 29, 1946. He was about 19 1/2 years old when he played in his final major leagues game. His combined efforts for the beginning of 1945 and the end of the 1946 seasons resulted in 30 at-bats in 11 games. For his big leagues career he hit .100, 3 for 30. He never played for another major league team besides the1945 & 1946 Phillies.
    By way of the old, Philadelphia Athletics Museum (which is no longer in operation) sent him a photo request in 2004, to which he promptly responded with a couple of signed photos of himself in his Phillies uniform, as well as a nice note to me.
    Hasenmayer, was a fixture and an honored guest every year in Clearwater, Florida at Spectrum Field, during the Phillies' Spring Training.

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    Go to Post #46 (first Post On Page 4 - this page) - for correctly updated list of Oldest Living Phillies Age 74 and More.

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    12/23/2019: 19 Living Phillies Players born in 1944 & 1945 were added to the list.
    Totals now stand at:
    Living players Born 1943 or earlier: 100.
    Living Players born in 1944: 10
    Total number of Living Phillies players age 75 or more: 110.
    Number of Living Phillies Players who are due to have their 75th birthday in 2020 is 9.
    Total number of Oldest Living Phillies players Born before 1/1/1946 is 119 players.
    Also included in Post #46 is the list of the oldest living Phillies Managers age 74 or older (6 living Managers age 74 and older - 5 managers age 75 or more and 1 manager age 74.).


    See Post #46 at the top of this page. Post #46 replaces Post #1 of this thread as the current updated List of living Phillies age 74 or older.
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    December 19, 2019: Happy 84th birthday to Phillies Wall Of Fame, second baseman, Tony Taylor. Taylor spent 15 of his 19-year major league career as a Phillie. and was one of the most popular Phillies ever. He struggled to reach the 2,000 hits milestone, his career goal, but on September 27,1975 he reached that milestone with his 2,000th hit on a single off New York Mets lefthander, George Stone.Taulor came up to the majors in 958 with the Chicago Cubs,but he was traded two years late to the Phillies. in his first year as a Phillie he made the 1960 National League all-star team. Taylor would remain with the Philies through the middle of the 1971 season when he was traded to the Detroit Tigers where Taylor, a righthanded hitter was platooned at second baseman for 2 1/2 yearswith lefthanded hitting Dick MacAuliffe. it was a successful combination as Taylor and MacAuliffe were important contributors to the Tigers' 1972 American League pennant. RELEASED AT THE AGE OF 38 BY THE TIGERS, TAYLOR RETURNED TO Philadelphia AS A FREE AGENT AND WOUND UP PLAYING THREE MORE YEARS FOR THE PHILLIES. HELEDTH NATIONAL LEAGUE IN PINCH HITTING BATTING AVERAGE IN 1974, WHERE HE HIT .328 OVERALL. TAYLOR played on one more division winnet in1976, with the Phillies in his final year in the majors. Tony was elected to the Phillies Wall Of Fame in 2002.

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    Ted Lepcio, a utility infielder, who had an eight-year run with the played for the Boston Red Sox (1952-1959), who played for the Phillies in 1960 passed away at the age of 90 on December 14. He also played briefly for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, before finally winding up his10-year MLB career as a member of the inaugural Minnesota Twins team of 1961.

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  • 1954 Phils
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    Please note that Oldest Living Phillies managers list has been added to the oldest living Phillies list at the bottom of the oldest living players list in Page 4, Post #46.
    I will be adding Phillies players who were born in 1944 and 1945 to the list on New Years Day 2020 or shortly afterwards. Currently the list contains all living Phillies players born on December 31, 1943 or earlier.
    Last edited by 1954 Phils; 12-16-2019, 06:37 PM.

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    .Oldest Living Phillies
    1/14/2020 Update:

    Phillies Rank/MLB Players Rank (if in top100) - according to Wikipedia/ Name/ position/birthdate/first year with Phillies. * All-Star.


    With the Death of Don Hasenmayer, who played for the Phillies in1945, the distinction of being the living player who played for the Phillies the longest time ago goes to pitcher, Richard 'Dick' Koecher. Koecher made his MLB debut on the final day of the 1946 season: September 29, 1946. He pitched in a total of 7 games for the Phillies (his only MLB team) spread out over three years, 1946 to 1948. As we enter the 2020 season, Koecher's MLB debut was 74 years ago. Only two other living Phillies played for the Phillies in the 1940s: Curt Simmons - debuting in 1947 and Bob Miller, debuting in 1949.
    All Known Living Phillies born 12/31/1945 or earlier.

    Ages through 2/29/2020.

    Living Phillies Players who were born In the 1920s:

    Age 94 or more:

    1 (14) *Bobby Shantz P 9/26/25 - 1964.

    Ages 93 to 90:

    2..(18) Dick Koecher - P 3/30/26 - 1946
    3. (21) Bob Miller P 6/16/26 - 1949
    4. (22) Bobby Morgan 2B-SS 6/29/26 - 1954
    5( 37) Tommy Brown - OF 12/6/27 - 1951..
    6.(38) Bob Oldis - C 1/5/28 - 1962
    7.(49) Bob "Mickey" Micelotta SS 10/20/28 - 1954
    8.(51) Bob Ross P 11/2/28 - 1956.
    9 (60) *Curt Simmons P 5/19/29 - 1947 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    10.(62) *Frank Thomas OF/1B 6/11/29 - 1964.
    11.(63) Don Ferraresse p 6/19/29 - 1961
    12.(72) *Ray Herbert P 12/15/29 - 1965.

    Living Phillies Players who were born in the 1930s:

    13. (73) Roger Craig (P) 2/17/30 - 1966.



    Age 89
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    14. (80) Stan Palys OF 5/1/30 - 1953
    14 (87) Dick Hall P 9/27/30 - 1967
    16. (89) Solly Drake INF 10/23/30 - 1959
    17.(90) *Dick Groat SS 11/4/30 - 1966
    18. (92) Joe Michael Morgan. (Joe Morgan) 3B 11/19/30 - 1960 (later Managed Boston Red Sox to A.L. East division titles in 1988 & 1990)..
    19.(98) Roman "Ray" Semproch - P 1/7/31 - 1958.

    AGE 88 TO 85

    20. (107) HANK MASON - P - 6/19/31 - 1958
    21. (110) BOBBY MALKMUS SS - 7/4/31 - 1960.
    22. (113) Chuck Essegian - OF - 8/8/32 - 1958.
    23. (130) Jim Bolger - OF - 2/23/32 - 1959.
    24. (160) Mel Roach OF 1/25/33 - 1962..
    25. (174) Taylor Phillips P 6/18/33 - 1959
    Jim Owens P 1/16/1934 - 1955
    Ted Kazanski SS 1/25/34 - 1953.
    Bob Uecker C 1/26/34 - 1966 (Ford Frick Award Winner (Excellence in Baseball Broadcasting)
    *Bill White 1B 1/28./34 - 1966 (former National Legue President)
    30 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:

    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
    Howie Bedell OF 9/29/35 1968
    *Tony Taylor 2B 12/19/35 1960 - Phillies Wall Of Fame.
    40.Ted Savage OF 2/21/36.
    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
    *Art Mahaffey P 6/4/38 1960
    Billy Cowan OF 8/28/38 1967
    Bobby Wine SS 9/17/38 196050.
    50. 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 1945.

    Danny Cater OF 2/25/40 1964.

    Ages 79 to 76

    *Dick Ellsworth P 3/22/40 1967
    60..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
    * Pete Rose 1B 4/14/41 1979.
    Paul Brown P 06/18/41 1961
    70. 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.
    Adolfo Phillips OF 12/16/41 1964.
    Costen Shockley 1B 2/8/42 1964
    80. *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
    *Ferguson Jenkins P 12/13/42 1965 (HOF)
    *Jerry Koosman P 12/23/42 1984
    90.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
    Bobby Pfeil INF 11/13/43 - 1971.
    Jerry Johnson P 12/3/43 1968.

    AGE 75

    100. Johnny Briggs OF 3/10/44 1964
    . Dave Watkins C 3/15/44 1969
    . Terry Harmon SS 4/12/44 1967
    . Bud Harrelson SS 6/6/44 1978
    *Sparky Lyle P 7/22/44 1980
    . Mike Compton C 8/15/44 1970
    . Gary Sutherland 2B/INF 9/27/44 1966
    Del Unser OF 12/9/44 1973
    *Stan Bahnsen P 12/15/44
    *Steve Carlton P 12/22/1944. (HOF & Phillies Wall Of Fame).
    110. Jim Nash P 2/9/45 1972
    Bob Terlecki P 2/14/45 1972

    AGE 74. (Due to turn 75 in 2020.)

    Horacio Pina P 3/12/45 1978
    Ted Sizemore 2B 4/15/45 1977
    *Rick Wise P 9/13/45 1964
    Dave Bennett P 11/7/45 1964
    *Bobby Tolan OF 11/19/45 1976
    Jay Johnstone 11/20/45 1974
    118 *Larry Bowa 12/6/45 1970. (Phillies Wall Of Fame).

    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. After Updating on12/23/2019 the List now contains all living Phillies players who were born before 1/1/1946 (Players born 12/31/1945 or earlier).

    Living Phillies managers who are in the 3/4 of a Century club (75 years of age or older), plus Phillies managers who are now 74, but will be turning 75 years of age by December 31, 2020 (INCLUDES MANAGERS born ON 12/31/1945 or earlier).
    Rank/Manager/ years Managed Phillies//birthdate/Current Age/Comments

    1. Bob Skinner 1968 &1969 born: October 3,1931 (age 88). Two-time NL all-star outfielder during 13 year MLB career. (1954-1966). key contributor to the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series -winning team.
    2. Lee Elia 1987 & 1988 born 7/16/1937. (age 82). Native Philadelphian. Played Shortstop in the majors with the Cubs and White Sox (1966-1968). Also managed the Cubs for two years.
    3. Pat Corrales 1982 & 1983 born: March 20, 1941. (age 78) MLB Catcher for 9 seasons 1964-1972. Came up through the Phillies farm system and played for the Phillies in 1964 & 1965. He was fired while the Phillies were in first-place by General Manager, Paul Owens who took his placeas the team's field manager
    4.John Felske 1985-1987 born: May 30, 1942. (age 77). MLB catcher in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
    5. Charlie Manuel 2005-2013. born January 4, 1944 (age 75). Most successful manager in Phillies history. Played briefly in the major leagues, but was a big star in Japan, where he hit 189 home runs in six seasons in the Japanese major leagues. (Averaged 31.5 home runs per season in Japan, with a career high of 48 HR one year.
    6. Larry Bowa 2001-2004. born: December 6,1945. (age 74). Ranks 6th all-time in games played at Shortstop (2,222 games at SS).. major leagues Career 1970-1985. Phillies; 1970-1981. 5-time NL all-ster. hit .260 lifetime, with a career high of .305 in 1975. Has 2,191 career hits.
    There is a total of 13 living phillies managers with 7 not having reached age 75 yet.
    They are:
    Pete Mackinan, Nick Leyva, Terry Francona, Ryne Sandberg, interim mgr. Gary Varsho, Gabe Kapler plus new and current Phillies manager, Joe Girardi.

    Living Phillies General Managers age 75 and Above:

    1. Lee Thomas born 2/51936 (age 84). Phillies General Manager for 9 1/2 seasons from June 1988 to end of 1997 season, including the N.L. Champion Phillies 1993 team. 1962 American League All-Star Outfielder - Los Angels Angels.
    - MLB Career: 1961 to 1968. four seasons with 20 or more home runs career high: 26 HR in 1962; one season with in excess of 100 RBI (1962: 104 RBI).

    2017 - 2020: Deaths of the oldest Phillies players who had been on this list: 3B Don Hasenmayer, passed away on January 28, 2020, at age 92. He played for the Phillies during the 1945 & 1946 MLB seasons.Ted Lepcio INF 1960 Phillies, passed way on 12/14/2019 at the age of 90. 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: 2/3/2020.
    - 2020 began with 110 Phillies age 75 or more, with 9 more Phillies players due to turn 75 in 2020.
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    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


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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    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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    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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