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  • #16
    Updated to reflect the passing of Bubba Harris.

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    • #17
      15 former Philadelphia Athletics are currently listed among Wikipedia's list of the 100 oldest living major league baseball players. (as of 1/20/2013). The Oldest living Athletic is Clarence "Ace "Parker", a shortstop, who is the 2nd oldest living major leaguer (100 years, 248 days - birthdate 5/17/1912). The 15th oldest living Phila. A's player is Bill Renna, an outfielder, who is also the 100th oldest living major leaguer, according to Wikipedia. Wikipedia gives Renna's birthdate as 10/14/1924 and his age as 88 years, 98 days through January 20.

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      • #18
        Updated to reflect the passing of Joe Astroth.

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        • #19
          Updated to reflect the passing of Bob Savage.

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          • #20
            Updated to reflect the passing of Ace Parker.

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            • #21
              Updated to reflect the passing of Lou Brissie.

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              • #22
                25 former Philadelphia Athletics remain after the passing of Vern Benson on 1/20/14.

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                • #23
                  Updated to reflect the passing of Vern Benson, as PhilliesFiend noted above.

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                  • #24
                    Updated to reflect the passing of Johnny Gray.

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                    • #25
                      Updated to reflect the passing of Bill Renna. Also updated the ages.

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                      • #26
                        Bobby Wilkins (1944-45) passed away on January 3, 2010. He was born August 11, 1922 (87), and my friend.
                        Last edited by The Glovedoctor; 12-28-2014, 07:16 PM.
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                        • #27
                          Updated to reflect the passing of Skeeter Kell.

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                          • #28
                            The late Joe Taylor was the last player to make their MLB debut as a Philadelphia Athletic (debuting on 8/26/1954).
                            Bill Oster made his debut three days earlier than Taylor and his debut was the last among currently living Phila. A's players. Oster is also the youngest player among living former Phialsdelphia Athletics. (born January 2, 1933).

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                            • #29
                              The philadelphia athletics museum & store

                              Who knows if the Philadelphia Athletics Museum (Horsham, PA - about 15 - 20 miles due north of Center City, Philadelphia) is still in operation? They did a thriving ibusiness in Athletics memorabilia and some old Phillies material also from the mid or late 1990s through 2005, which was the last time I visited them.
                              If it still exists do they have regular store/museum hours that they are open to the public, or is it by appointment, or is it strictly a mail order business now?
                              Last edited by philliesfiend55; 05-31-2015, 07:51 AM.

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                              • #30
                                Updated to reflect the passing of Larry Eschen.

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