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  • The Living Milwaukee Braves

    Despite fielding a team as recently as 1965, the Milwaukee Braves have only 65 living representatives.

    Red Schoendienst, 92
    Dick Cole, 89
    Charlie Gorin, 87
    Frank Thomas, 86

    Johnny Antonelli, 85
    Gene Conley, 85
    Del Crandall, 85
    Frank Lary, 85
    Joe Morgan, 85

    Johnny O'Brien, 85
    Ken Aspromonte, 84
    Frank Bolling, 84
    Ray Crone, 84
    Bobby Malkmus, 84

    Mel Roach, 83
    Bob Giggie, 82
    Billy O'Dell, 82
    Taylor Phillips, 82
    Al Spangler, 82

    Hank Aaron, 81
    Lou Johnson, 81
    Ken MacKenzie, 81
    Felix Mantilla, 81
    Bob Uecker, 81

    Felipe Alou, 80
    Howie Bedell, 80
    Chuck Cottier, 80
    John DeMerit, 80
    John Edelman, 80

    Terry Fox, 80
    Frank Funk, 80
    Eddie Haas, 80
    Joey Jay, 80
    Jack Smith, 80

    Jack Curtis, 79
    Don Dillard, 79
    Dave Eilers, 79
    Cecil Butler, 78
    Juan Pizarro, 78

    Claude Raymond, 78
    Billy Cowan, 77
    Mike de la Hoz, 77
    Bob Sadowski, 77
    Amado Samuel, 77

    Rico Carty, 76
    Ty Cline, 76
    Hank Fischer, 76
    Bob Hendley, 76

    Lou Klimchock, 76
    Denny Lemaster, 76
    Phil Niekro, 76
    Ethan Blackaby, 75
    Tony Cloninger, 75

    Len Gabrielson, 75
    Gary Kolb, 75
    Denis Menke, 75
    Joe Torre, 75
    Clay Carroll, 74

    Phil Roof, 74
    Woody Woodward, 73
    Dan Schneider, 73
    Arnold Umbach, 73
    Sandy Alomar, 72

    Wade Blasingame, 72
    Bill Southworth, 70

    Deaths since this list started:

    John Braun: December 26, 1939 - June 10, 2011
    Virgil Jester: July 23, 1927 - February 15, 2016
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 11-17-2016, 09:18 AM.

  • #2
    Updated to reflect the passing of Virgil Jester, the third-oldest Milwaukee Brave at the time of his passing.

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    • #3
      Updated to reflect the passing of John Braun, who died in 2011, but whose death was not reported until recently.

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      • #4
        July 6, 2017: A report on another fan website this morning states that Gene Conley, two-time Braves all-star (losing pitcher of the 1954 all-star game and winning pitcher of the 1955 all-star game), former Milwaukee Brave and Philadelphia Phillie has passed away at age 86

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        • #5
          Happy Birthday, Del!!! A cornerstone of the great Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, All-Star Catcher, Del Crandall turned 88 this week. (Crandall - born: March 5, 1930). Crandall made his major leagues debut in 1949, at age 19, and he is one of just 43 living players who played in the 1940s. His teammate and batterymate from those 1940s Boston Braves teams pitcher, Johnny Antonelli, who debuted in the majors with the Braves in 1948, at age 18,
          (MLB debut: 1948) is the youngest of the 43 living players who played in the 1940s and his 88th birthday is coming up next month. (Antonelli - born: April 12, 1930). Crandall and Antonelli are the two youngest players of the 43 living players who played MLB in the 1940s and along with Phillies and Cardinals pitcher, Curt Simmons (Age 88 - born: May 19, 1929, ) they are the only three in this group of 43 that are less than 90 years of age.
          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-07-2018, 05:19 AM.

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          • #6
            Red Schoendienst has passed away per Baseball Reference,com. Red was a HOF-er, a former member of the Milwaukee Braves, a 10 time All-Star, & a pennant & World Series winning manager for the St Louis Cardinals among his many accomplishments in a long baseball career. He also played (primarily) 15+ seasons for the Cardinals and 2 seasons with the New York Giants as well in a 19 year playing career.

            https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...choere01.shtml

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post

              The Milwaukee Braves have 59 living representatives remaining. (Ages are not accurate.)


              Dick Cole, 89
              Charlie Gorin, 87
              Frank Thomas, 86
              Johnny Antonelli, 85
              Del Crandall, 85
              .
              Joe Morgan, 85
              Johnny O'Brien, 85
              Ken Aspromonte, 84
              Frank Bolling, 84
              Ray Crone, 84
              .
              Bobby Malkmus, 84
              Mel Roach, 83
              Taylor Phillips, 82
              Al Spangler, 82
              .
              Hank Aaron, 81
              Lou Johnson, 81.
              Ken MacKenzie, 81
              Felix Mantilla, 81
              Bob Uecker, 81
              .
              Felipe Alou, 80
              Howie Bedell, 80
              Chuck Cottier, 80
              John DeMerit, 80
              John Edelman, 80
              .
              Terry Fox, 80
              Frank Funk, 80
              Eddie Haas, 80
              Joey Jay, 80
              Jack Smith, 80
              .
              Jack Curtis, 79
              Don Dillard, 79
              Dave Eilers, 79
              Cecil Butler, 78
              Juan Pizarro, 78
              .
              Claude Raymond, 78
              Billy Cowan, 77.
              Mike de la Hoz, 77
              Bob Sadowski, 77
              Amado Samuel, 77
              .
              Rico Carty, 76
              Ty Cline, 76
              Hank Fischer, 76
              Bob Hendley, 76
              Lou Klimchock, 76
              .
              Denny Lemaster, 76
              Phil Niekro, 76
              Ethan Blackaby, 75
              Len Gabrielson, 75
              Gary Kolb, 75
              .
              Denis Menke, 75
              Joe Torre, 75
              Clay Carroll, 74
              Phil Roof, 74
              Woody Woodward, 73
              .
              Dan Schneider, 73
              Arnold Umbach, 73
              Sandy Alomar, 72
              Wade Blasingame, 72
              Bill Southworth, 70
              Update to list of living Milwaukee Braves

              Updated today (7/28/18) to reflect the passing of Tony Cloninger as reported on Baseball Reference.com

              Updated today (9/14/2018) to reflect the passing of Billy O'Dell as reported by Philliesfiend55 on the Oriole team forum

              Updated today (9/30/2018) to reflect correction suggested by Macker in Post # 12 (Frank Lary has passed away & it was not noted here)

              Updated today (12/12/2018) to reflect the passing of Bob Giggie as reported on Baseball Reference.com
              Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 12-12-2018, 02:29 PM.

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              • #8
                Updated to reflect the passing of Tony Cloninger

                https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...lonito01.shtml

                In 1966 Tony had a pair of games most pitchers can only dream about. On July 3 1966 against the Giants he hit 2 Grand Slams and drove in another for a 9 RBI day in a 17-3 win. This was (and might still be) a record for most RBI in a game by a pitcher. 2 weeks later he hit a pair of HR in a 17-1 win over the Mets. He is the only pitcher to hit 2 GS in one game. In 1965 he was 24-11 for the Milwaukee Braves in their last season before the move to Atlanta.
                Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 07-28-2018, 01:19 PM.

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                • #9
                  Ages are at least three years off. Johnny Antonelli and Del Crandall- both listed as 85 are now both 88.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                    Ages are at least three years off. Johnny Antonelli and Del Crandall- both listed as 85 are now both 88.
                    I started updating the lists when I noticed the originators were no longer doing it for whatever reason(s). I have never updated the ages on any of the various lists. If you or anyone else wants to, please feel free. Speaking strictly for myself... Well, I'll just say that I don't care to do it, and I'll leave it at that.

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                    • #11
                      Billy O'Dell has passed away. (post # 7 has been updated to reflect this)

                      Billy was a 2 time All-Star, won 19 games for the 1962 NL Champion SF Giants and never played in the minor leagues in his career.

                      https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...;delbi01.shtml
                      Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 09-14-2018, 11:46 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Frank Lary died December 14, 2017

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Macker View Post
                          Frank Lary died December 14, 2017
                          Correction to list at post # 7 was made. Thanx for the heads up.

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                          • #14
                            Former Milwaukee Braves Pitcher Bob Giggie has passed away per Baseball Reference.com

                            https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...iggibo01.shtml

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