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

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  • philliesfiend55
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    25 former Philadelphia Athletics remain after the passing of Vern Benson on 1/20/14.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Lou Brissie.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Ace Parker.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Bob Savage.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Joe Astroth.

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  • philliesfiend55
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    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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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Bubba Harris.

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  • philliesfiend55
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    Tom Saffell, 91, passed away in Sarasota, Florida sometime around Mid-September 2012. He was an outfielder for 17 years in the minors and reached the majors for four seasons with the 1949-1951 Pittsburgh Pirates and as part of the first Athletics team after their move from Philadelphia to Kansas City in 1955.
    His progress towards the major leagues was delayed by World War Two military service in the Army Air Corps and he debuted in the majors at age 28. He hit .238 with 6 home runs and 40 RBI in 602 major league at bats.
    Saffell stayed active in the baseball world practically his entire life and enjoyed a very long career.. He was Gulf Coast League (Rookie) President for 31 seasons (1979 to 2009) retiring at the age of 88.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Al Brancato.

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Allie Clark. 32 left

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Dave Philley. 33 left

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Sonny Dixon. 34 left

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Benny McCoy. 35 left

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  • Cowtipper
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    Updated to reflect the passing of Frank Fanovich.

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