Karl Swanson

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Karl Swanson
Second baseman
Born: (1900-12-17)December 17, 1900
North Henderson, Illinois
Died: April 3, 2002(2002-04-03) (aged 101)
Rock Island, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 12, 1928 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 5, 1929 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .138
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Karl Edward Swanson (December 17, 1900 – April 3, 2002) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Chicago White Sox.[1] He was the only major leaguer to be alive in the entire 20th century, being born in the 19th century and dying in the 21st. (Negro League pitcher Silas Simmons is the only other pro athlete with this distinction, passing away at the age of 111 in 2006.)

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Preceded by
Ike Kahdot
Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
March 31, 1999 – April 3, 2002
Succeeded by
Ralph Erickson