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  • Calif_Eagle
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    There are 14 Philadelphia Athletics players left:

    (name, ages are now inaccurate since Cowtipper left the site.)

    Fred Caligiuri, 97
    Bill Mills, 96
    Eddie Robinson, 95
    Neal Watlington, 93
    George Yankowski, 93

    Bill DeMars, 90
    Bobby Shantz, 90
    Tommy Giordano, 90
    Ozzie Van Brabant, 90
    Bill Harrington, 88

    Bill Wilson, 87
    Art Ditmar, 86
    Hal Raether, 83
    Bill Oster, 83

    EDIT: I should have stated earlier that the ages are no longer accurate since Cowtipper withdrew from this site. I am not going to update or track them. Anyone else that wishes to do so may feel free.

    With the passing of Ed Samcoff , 14 players that wore the Philadelphia Athletics uniform remain.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...amcoed01.shtml
    Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 04-21-2018, 09:14 PM.

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  • philliesfiend55
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    Carl Scheib's passing leaves only 42 players alive who played major league baseball in the 1940s, 39 of whom have already reached age 90.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-07-2018, 07:30 AM.

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  • Calif_Eagle
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    Per Baseball Reference today, Carl Scheib has passed away.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...cheica01.shtml

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  • philliesfiend55
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    I'm Happy to report that there have been no deaths of the 16 surviving Philadelphia Athletics for the last 16 months - since the passing of Dick Adams in mid-October 2016.
    14 of the 16 have reached the wikioipedia.org 100 oldest living major leaguers list. 12 have reached age 90 and five have reached age 95. Fred Caligiuri has reached age 99 and is the second oldest living major leaguer at the present time. he was 22 an 23 Phila. Athletics in 1941 and 1942. he turned 99 last October 22. The youngest player on the list, pitcher, Bill Oster just turned 85 on January 2.. He was 21 years old during his only major league season of 1954, the Athletics final season in Philadelphia.

    Fred Caligiuri 10/22/18
    Bill Mills 1/2/19
    Eddie Robinson 12/15/20
    George Yankowski 11/19/22
    Meal Watlington 12/25/22
    Ed Samcoff 9/1/24
    Billy Demars 8/26/25
    Bobby Shantz 9/26/25
    Tommy Giordano 10/9/25
    Ozzie Von Brabrant 9/28/26
    Carl Scheib 1/1/27
    Bill Harrington 10/.3/27
    Bill Wilson 11/6/28
    Art Ditmat 4/3/29
    Hal Raether 10/10/32
    Bill Oster 1/2/33

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  • Calif_Eagle
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    Per Baseball Reference "In Memoriam" Section today, Dick Adams has passed away.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...damsdi01.shtml
    Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 04-03-2018, 01:32 PM. Reason: To add a link to Mr. Adams's career record.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Carl Miles.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passings of Joe DeMaestri and Jim Robertson.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Len Matarazzo.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Larry Eschen.

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  • philliesfiend55
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    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, 06:51 AM.

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  • philliesfiend55
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    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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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Skeeter Kell.

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  • The Glovedoctor
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    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, 06:16 PM.

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

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Johnny Gray.

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