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Eddie Carnett and Mike Sandlock, former Boston Braves players, pass away

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  • Eddie Carnett and Mike Sandlock, former Boston Braves players, pass away

    Eddie Carnett pitched briefly for the Braves in 1941, appearing in two games. He was 100 years old at the time of his passing, on November 4, 2016, and held the designation of oldest living former ballplayer. He claimed the title from Mike Sandlock.
    We were saddened to learn today that Eddie “Lefty” Carnett, who turned 100 years old just two weeks ago, has died.

    Lefty was the oldest living former Major Leaguer, and the oldest Pacific Coast League player. During his playing days he spent time with the Seattle Rainiers (1942-1943, 1946) and had three cups of coffee in the Big Leagues with the Boston Braves (1941), Chicago White Sox (1944) and Cleveland Indians (1945).
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    Mike Sandlock died April 4, 2016, but no thread was dedicated to him at the time. When he passed, he was listed as the oldest living former ballplayer. He played briefly for Boston in 1942 and 1944.

    Mike Sandlock, who became the oldest living former major-league player in 2014, died late Monday night in his home in Cos Cob, Conn., almost six months after his 100th birthday.

    "With a Sad Heart I wish to inform all - that Dad passed away this evening at 11:18 pm Monday April 4, 2016," Sandlock's son, Mike E. Sandlock, announced his father's passing in an e-mail. "He is suffering no longer. He is now in the starting line-up at the Field of Dreams!"
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    Last edited by Cowtipper; 11-04-2016, 04:33 PM.

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