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    Clarence McKay "Ace" Parker became the 2nd current living major leaguer to reach his 100th birthday, today. (Former Washington Senators pitcher (1950-1954) Connie Marrero turned 101 three weeks ago on April 25.)
    Parker played primarily shortstop, but also appered in MLB games for the 1937 & 1938 Philadelphia Athletics as a 2B, 3B, and in the outfield.
    While restricted to just a utility player role in baseball, Parker was an outstanding star running back and defensive back/linebacker at Duke University and later in the NFL and AAFC, where he earned College Football Hall Of Fame and Pro Football Hall Of Fame honors. His career was interrupted by World War Two military service, but he played seven pro football seasons altogether (1937-41 and 1945-46.)
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 05-18-2012, 05:48 AM.

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    I wonder how many football players reached aged 100 besides Parker.

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    • #3
      I like hes one of only two living players who played against Lou Gehrig and one of five living players who played at least one game in the 1930s. We're getting to the end of an era...
      http://www.blackbetsy.com/movies/joeatbat.mpg

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      • #4
        Is Parker the oldest living former NFL player as well?
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Macker View Post
          I wonder how many football players reached aged 100 besides Parker.
          I found this.

          http://www.oldestlivingprofootball.c...proplayers.htm

          It doesn't mention if any previous deceased football players reached 100. Parker is the only living former pro football player over 100. Though, Johnny Kovatch will turn 100 in 12 days (June 6th).

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          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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