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  • Luis Olmo's Birthday

    Dodgers' outfielder Luis Olmo, a rare Puerto Rican major leaguer in the 1940s, turned 96 recently. He is the 2nd oldest living Dodger and the 10th oldest living major leaguer.
    Olmo, unfortunately had his best season in 1945, the only year since the all-star game's inception in 1933 that the game was not played (due to wartime travel restrictions), so he missed out on some recognition that he probably deserved. In '45 Olmo paced Brooklyn's hitting attack by hitting .313, with 10 home runs, 27 doubles, 174 hits, 15 Stolen Bases and had a league-leading 13 Triples. He finished third in the National League Runs Batted In race with 110 RBI. With 556 at bats that season 1945 was one of only two years in Olmo's career that he was an everyday player. His career ended with the Boston Braves, after a three year stint with them from 1949 to 1951.
    He was one of the 1946 Mexican league jumpers, so he was banned from re-enty into the majors for a time. He averaged about a hit per game in the majors with 458 hits in 462 MLB games.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-16-2016, 06:20 AM.

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    Oldest living Brooklyn Dodger, Luis Olmo tuned 97 last week (August 11). He also ranks as the 7th oldest living major leaguer. See the above post for some career details on him.

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      Oldest living Dodger, Luis Olmo, an outfielder for "dem Bums" and the Boston Braves in the 1940s and early '50s, is now the 5th oldest living major leaguer, at 97 years and 3 months of age (as of November 2016).

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