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  • #46
    Tommy Giordano has passed away per Baseball Reference.com (Post #41 has the complete & updated list)

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...iordto01.shtml
    Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 02-15-2019, 04:06 PM.

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    • #47
      Oldest iving Philadelphia Athletics (through June 1, 2019). number in parenthesis - rank in age among all living major leaguers - if in top 125.
      Unranked=Not Ranked among the 125 oldest major league players. (As of today, all players ranked among the 125 oldest living MLB players are at least 88 years of age). This revised list of surviving Philly A's players should replace all previous lists.

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      1. Eddie Robinson (5) Born: 12/15/1920 First Baseman MLB Career: 1942-1957 except 1943-1945 Military Service. 1,315 games 4-time American League All-Star 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953.
      2. George Yankowski (10) Born: 11/19/1922 Catcher 1942 and 1949, 18 games.
      3. Neal Watlington (11) Born: 12/25/1922 Catcher 1953-1953, 21 games.
      4. Billy DeMars (21) Born: 8/26/1925 Infielder 1948-1951, 80 Games, coach on 1980 World's Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
      5. Bobby Shantz (23) Born: 8/26/1925 Pitcher 1949-1964, 578 Games, 1952 American League Most Valuable Player; 3-Time American. League All-Star.
      (1951, 1952, 1957). Led A.L. in wins in 1952 (24-7).
      6. Bill Harrington (47) Born: 10/3/1927 Pitcher 1953-1956. 58 games.
      7.Bill Wilson (67) Born: 11/6/1928 Outfielder 1950-1955, 224 Games.
      8. Art Ditmar (73) Born: 4/2/1929 Pitcher 1954-1962, 289 Games. Led A.L. in Losses in 1956 (12-22).
      9.. Hal Raether (Unranked) Born: 10/10/1932 Pitcher 1954 & 1957, 2 Games.
      10. Bill Oster (Unranked) Born: 1/2/1933. Pitcher. 1954-1954, 8 Games.

      Recent Deaths: Bill Mills: Catcher 5 games with the 1944 Phila. A's. age 99.

      Updated 8/18/19.
      Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-18-2019, 06:15 PM.

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      • #48
        Oldest living Philadelphia Athletic and 2nd Oldest living major leaguer, catcher, Bill Mills passed away on August 9. He played briefly for the Philadelphia A's in 1944. Mills died less than 3 months shy of his 100th birthday.

        4-time American League All-Star first baseman in the late '40s and early '50s, Eddie Robinson, 98, becomes the oldest living Philadelphia Athletic.
        (MLB Career: 1942, 1946-1957. Military Service 1943-1945). Born: 12/15/1920.
        Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-18-2019, 06:20 PM.

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        • #49
          Tomorrow, Sept. 26, 2019 will be 1952 American league Most Valuable Player, Bobby Shantz's 94th birthday. Shantz went 24-7 in 1952 in a year where both MVPs were nearly both Philadelphia pitchers.....Shantz of the American League Athletics and Robin Roberts of the National League Phillies. Roberts (28-7) lost the NL - MVP Award to the Chicago Cubs' slugging outfielder,
          Hank Sauer in a close and controversial election.
          Shantz never quite "caught lighting in a bottle" again as he did in 1952,but he did make three American League all-star teams and he have excellent career longevity as he pitched in all or parts of 16 seasons in the majors from 1949 to 1964, pitching his final MLB game three days after his 39th birthday. He finished with a 119-99 won-lost record, with a career earned run average of 3.38.
          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 09-25-2019, 03:57 PM.

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