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  • #46
    Hal Schacker died October 2, 2015. There are only 9 living Boston Braves.

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    • #47
      The last two players to hold the claim of "Baseball's oldest Living major leaguer" were Boston Braves in Mike Sandlock and Eddie Carnet, and both lived to be 100. Now that "title" goes to another Boston player, albeit a Red Sox, Hall Of Famer, Bobby Doerr, who has surpassed 98 1/2 years of age.

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      • #48
        Bob Addis passed away; only eight left

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        • #49
          Pitcher, Harry MacPherson, who pitched in a single major league game for the Boston Braves on August 14, 1944, at age 19 years, 1 month passed away at age 90 on February 19. He was one of the few remaining living "World War Two Years Only" major leaguers.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Atlanta Braves Freak View Post
            Sadly, Lou Burdette passed away this morning.

            http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/p...=.jsp&c_id=atl
            Above was from Feb. 2007 - 10 years ago.

            Unfortunately, Lou Burdette was one of the most unappreciated players in history as far Hall Of Fame consideration goes.
            The most support he ever got from the writers in a single year was 24% of the vote in 1984. These days he hasn't even gotten nominated for his era's Veterans Committee for the last few elections.
            He was one of the best #2 pitchers in a starting rotation of all time. The Spahn-Burdette 1-2 punch at the top of the Braves' rotation was something most teams just couldn't contend with.
            Burdette was 203-144, .585 winning percentage lifetime with 179 wins for the Boston-Milwaukee Braves and was a better than .600 winning percentage pitcher until his final, declining years. He wasn't a big strikeout pitcher as he pitched to contact, but he could usually be very tough as his throwing two no-hitters attests.
            He proved to be the New York Yankees nemesis by beating them three times in the 1957 World Series (3-0, 0.67 e.r.a, 3 complete games, 2 shutouts - including pitching a shutout in the decisive Game Seven). Nine years later in July 1966, he added a coda to his Yankees dominance by beating them as a California Angel for his 200th major leagues Win.
            Burdette has been dead and gone for 10 years now this month and still doesn't seem any closer to achieving Hall Of Fame status although for his era (The newly-created Golden Days Era of 1950 to 1969) he would appear to have one of the best candidates of any pitcher not in the HOF. From the same era he's sort of the corresponding pitcher to position players, Minnie Minoso and Gil Hodges. All should have been elected to the Hall Of Fame in their lifetimes, but now if they are elected posthumously, at least that will be something - some token of the respect they deserve.
            Last edited by philliesfiend55; 02-28-2017, 06:37 AM.

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            • #51
              From Puerto Rico news has just arrived of the death of former Boston Braves outfielder, Luis Olmo at age 97. He was with the Braves in 1950 and 1951, but he had his best years earlier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Olmo was one of a handful of Latinos playing major league baseball in the 1940s. Wikipedia.org's Oldest Living Major league Players List had Mr. Olmo ranked as the fourth oldest living major leaguer up until the time of his passing.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post

                Only six (?) Boston Braves are still alive.

                Updated list of living Boston Braves:

                Johnny Antonelli (Pitcher, 1948-50)
                Clint Conaster (Outfield, 1948-49)
                Gene Conley (Pitcher, 1952)
                Del Crandall (Catcher, 1949-50)
                Dick Manville (Pitcher, 1950)
                Bert Thiel (Pitcher, 1952)
                Is this above, now updated list accurate?

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                • #53
                  I believe your list is correct. As far as I can tell there are only six surviving Boston Braves players, after the death of Luis Olmo at the end of April, 2017.
                  By age they are:
                  1. Cliff Conaster..............7/24/1921 (1948-1949)
                  2. Bert Thiel.....................5/4/1926 (1952)
                  3. Dick Manville.............12/25/1926 (1950)
                  4. Del Crandall.................3/5/ 1930 (1949-1950)
                  5. Johnny Antonelli..........4/12/1930 (1948-1950)
                  6. Gene Conley..............11/10/1930 (1952)

                  Conaster, Thiel and Manville are listed in Wikipedia's 100 oldest currently living major leaguers list. The other three are still too young and are unranked.

                  -philliesfiend55-
                  Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-29-2017, 04:59 AM.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                    I believe your list is correct. As far as I can tell there are only six surviving Boston Braves players, after the death of Luis Olmo at the end of April, 2017.
                    By age they are:
                    1. Cliff Conaster..............7/24/1921 (1948-1949)
                    2. Bert Thiel.....................5/4/1926 (1952)
                    3. Dick Manville.............12/25/1926 (1950)
                    4. Del Crandall.................3/5/ 1930 (1949-1950)
                    5. Johnny Antonelli..........4/12/1930 (1948-1950)
                    6. Gene Conley..............11/10/1930 (1952)

                    Conaster, Thiel and Manville are listed in Wikipedia's 100 oldest currently living major leaguers list. The other three are still too young and are unranked.

                    -philliesfiend55-
                    OK, ty for the verification! BTW I believe Clint's last name is spelled CONATSER although I imagine people pronouncing it *Conaster* are probably legion...

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                      I believe your list is correct. As far as I can tell there are only six surviving Boston Braves players, after the death of Luis Olmo at the end of April, 2017.
                      By age they are:
                      1. Cliff Conatser..............7/24/1921 (1948-1949)
                      2. Bert Thiel.....................5/4/1926 (1952)
                      3. Dick Manville.............12/25/1926 (1950)
                      4. Del Crandall.................3/5/ 1930 (1949-1950)
                      5. Johnny Antonelli..........4/12/1930 (1948-1950)


                      Conatser, Thiel and Manville are listed in Wikipedia's 100 oldest currently living major leaguers list. The other three are still too young and are unranked.

                      -philliesfiend55-
                      Gene Conley has passed away per Baseball Ref.com today. There are now 5 remaining Boston Braves.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                        As far as I can tell there are only 4 surviving Boston Braves players.

                        By age they are:
                        1. Cliff Conatser..............7/24/1921 (1948-1949)
                        2. Bert Thiel.....................5/4/1926 (1952)
                        3. Del Crandall.................3/5/ 1930 (1949-1950)
                        4. Johnny Antonelli..........4/12/1930 (1948-1950)

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                        Dick Manville has passed away per Baseball Ref.com today. There are now 4 remaining Boston Braves players.

                        https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...anvidi01.shtml

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