List of oldest living Major League Baseball players

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This list includes 100 of the oldest living former Major League Baseball players. They are listed from oldest to youngest. The primary position of each player is noted after his name.

* Denotes All-Star

† Denotes Hall of Famer

Rank Name Age Date of birth ML debut Final game Teams
01 Mike Sandlock (C) 98 years, 281 days October 17, 1915 September 19, 1942 September 27, 1953 195 games: Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates
02 Ray Hathaway (P) 97 years, 285 days October 13, 1916 April 20, 1945 June 3, 1945 4 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
03 Eddie Carnett (LF) 97 years, 277 days October 21, 1916 April 19, 1941 July 7, 1945 158 games: Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians
04 Alex Monchak (SS) 97 years, 142 days March 5, 1917 June 22, 1940 September 1, 1940 19 games: Philadelphia Phillies
05 Lennie Merullo (SS) 97 years, 81 days May 5, 1917 September 21, 1941 August 22, 1947 639 games: Chicago Cubs
06 Carl Miles (P) 96 years, 125 days March 22, 1918 June 8, 1940 July 2, 1940 2 games: Philadelphia Athletics
07 Lou Lucier (P) 96 years, 124 days March 23, 1918 April 23, 1943 June 13, 1945 33 games: Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies
08 Bobby Doerr*† (2B) 96 years, 109 days April 7, 1918 April 20, 1937 September 7, 1951 1,865 games: Boston Red Sox
09 Chuck Stevens (1B) 96 years, 15 days July 10, 1918 September 16, 1941 July 25, 1948 211 games: St. Louis Browns
010 Bill Endicott (OF) 95 years, 324 days September 4, 1918 April 21, 1946 September 18, 1946 20 games: St. Louis Cardinals
011 Fred Caligiuri (P) 95 years, 276 days October 22, 1918 September 3, 1941 September 20, 1942 18 games: Philadelphia Athletics
012 Monte Irvin*† (LF) 95 years, 150 days February 25, 1919 July 8, 1949 September 30, 1956 764 games: New York Giants and Chicago Cubs (plus Negro Leagues)
013 Steve Nagy (P) 95 years, 58 days May 28, 1919 April 23, 1947 June 30, 1950 21 games: Washington Senators and Pittsburgh Pirates
014 Luis Olmo (OF) 94 years, 348 days August 11, 1919 July 23, 1943 June 6, 1951 438 games: Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves
015 Tom Jordan (C) 94 years, 323 days September 5, 1919 September 4, 1944 April 28, 1948 29 games: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Browns and Cleveland Indians
016 Lee Pfund (P) 94 years, 288 days October 10, 1919 April 21, 1945 July 5, 1945 15 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
017 Bill Mills (C) 94 years, 265 days November 2, 1919 May 19, 1944 June 3, 1944 5 games: Philadelphia Athletics
018 Rugger Ardizoia (P) 94 years, 247 days November 20, 1919 April 30, 1947 April 30, 1947 1 game: New York Yankees
019 Dick Adams (1B) 94 years, 108 days April 8, 1920 May 20, 1947 September 28, 1947 37 games: Philadelphia Athletics
020 Jean-Pierre Roy (P) 94 years, 29 days June 26, 1920 May 5, 1946 May 11, 1946 3 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
021 Larry Eschen (SS) 93 years, 306 days September 22, 1920 June 16, 1942 July 17, 1942 12 games: Philadelphia Athletics
022 Pat McGlothin (P) 93 years, 278 days October 20, 1920 April 25, 1949 April 18, 1950 8 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
023 Val Heim (LF) 93 years, 263 days November 4, 1920 August 31, 1942 September 22, 1942 13 games: Chicago White Sox
024 Wally Westlake* (OF-3B) 93 years, 259 days November 8, 1920 April 15, 1947 May 12, 1956 958 games: Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles
025 Eddie Robinson* (1B) 93 years, 222 days December 15, 1920 September 9, 1942 September 15, 1957 1,315 games: Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers, and Baltimore Orioles
026 Dick Starr (P) 93 years, 145 days March 2, 1921 September 5, 1947 September 29, 1951 93 games: New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators
027 George Elder (P) 93 years, 137 days March 10, 1921 July 22, 1949 September 25, 1949 41 games: St. Louis Browns
028 Charlie Mead (RF) 93 years, 107 days April 9, 1921 August 28, 1943 September 30, 1945 87 games: New York Giants
029 Jim Rivera (OF) 93 years, 3 days July 22, 1921 April 15, 1952 September 30, 1961 1,171 games: St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Athletics
030 Clint Conatser (OF) 93 years, 1 day July 24, 1921 April 21, 1948 July 14, 1949 143 games: Boston Braves
031 Marv Rackley (OF) 93 years, 0 days July 25, 1921 April 15, 1947 May 8, 1950 185 games: Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds
032 Red Adams (P) 92 years, 291 days October 7, 1921 May 5, 1946 July 2, 1946 8 games: Chicago Cubs
033 Neill Sheridan (P) 92 years, 247 days November 20, 1921 September 19, 1948 September 26, 1948 2 games: Boston Red Sox
034 Dave Ferriss* (P) 92 years, 232 days December 5, 1921 April 29, 1945 April 18, 1952 144 games: Boston Red Sox
035 Alvin Dark* (SS) 92 years, 199 days January 7, 1922 July 14, 1946 October 2, 1960 1,828 games: Boston Braves, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Braves
036 Neil Berry (SS) 92 years, 195 days January 11, 1922 April 20, 1948 May 11, 1954 172 games: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns and Baltimore Orioles
037 Sam Mele (1B) 92 years, 185 days January 21, 1922 April 15, 1947 September 16, 1956 1,046 games: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Redlegs
038 George Genovese (P) 92 years, 153 days February 22, 1922 April 29, 1950 May 6, 1950 3 games: Washington Senators
039 Johnny Hetki (P) 92 years, 74 days May 12, 1922 September 14, 1945 September 22, 1954 214 games: Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Browns, and Pittsburgh Pirates
040 Gil Coan (LF) 92 years, 68 days May 18, 1922 April 27, 1946 April 25, 1956 918 games: Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and New York Giants
041 George Burpo (P) 92 years, 36 days June 19, 1922 June 9, 1946 July 3, 1946 2 games: Cincinnati Reds
042 Vic Barnhart (SS-3B) 91 years, 327 days September 1, 1922 October 1, 1944 April 21, 1946 74 games: Pittsburgh Pirates
043 Harry Perkowski (P) 91 years, 322 days September 6, 1922 September 13, 1947 September 18, 1955 184 games: Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs
044 Eddie Basinski (SS-2B) 91 years, 263 days November 4, 1922 May 20, 1944 July 4, 1947 203 games: Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates
045 George Yankowski (C) 91 years, 248 days November 19, 1922 August 17, 1942 June 28, 1946 18 games: Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago White Sox
046 Neal Watlington (C) 91 years, 212 days December 25, 1922 July 10, 1953 September 17, 1953 21 games: Philadelphia Athletics
047 Red Schoendienst *† (2B) 91 years, 173 days February 2, 1923 April 17, 1945 July 7, 1963 2,216 games: St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves and New York Giants
048 Solly Hemus (SS) 91 years, 99 days April 17, 1923 April 27, 1949 June 14, 1959 961 games: St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies
049 José Zardón (OF) 91 years, 66 days May 20, 1923 April 18, 1945 September 16, 1945 54 games: Washington Senators
050 Bob Kuzava (P) 91 years, 58 days May 28, 1923 September 21, 1946 September 29, 1957 213 games: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals
051 Len Okrie (C) 91 years, 9 days July 16, 1923 June 16, 1948 April 16, 1952 42 games: Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox
052 Don Grate (P) 90 years, 332 days August 27, 1923 July 6, 1945 September 28, 1946 7 games: Philadelphia Phillies
053 Tom Wright (PH-OF) 90 years, 306 days September 22, 1923 September 15, 1948 April 18, 1956 341 games: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators
054 Lee Howard (P) 90 years, 256 days November 11, 1923 September 22, 1946 September 25, 1947 5 games: Pittsburgh Pirates
055 Grant Dunlap (OF) 90 years, 217 days December 20, 1923 April 21, 1953 July 28, 1953 16 games: St. Louis Cardinals
056 Al Rosen* (3B) 90 years, 146 days February 29, 1924 September 10, 1947 September 29, 1956 1,044 games: Cleveland Indians
057 Tim Thompson (C) 90 years, 146 days March 1, 1924 April 28, 1954 April 27, 1958 187 games: Brooklyn Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics and Detroit Tigers
058 Ed Mierkowicz (LF-PH) 90 years, 141 days March 6, 1924 August 31, 1945 April 19, 1950 35 games: Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals
059 Chuck Harmon (OF) 90 years, 93 days April 23, 1924 April 17, 1954 September 15, 1957 289 games: Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies
060 Art Schallock (P) 90 years, 91 days April 25, 1924 July 16, 1951 September 23, 1955 58 games: New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles
061 Ed Fitz Gerald (C) 90 years, 65 days May 21, 1924 April 19, 1948 September 15, 1959 807 games: Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians
062 Turk Lown (P) 90 years, 56 days May 30, 1924 April 24, 1951 September 22, 1962 504 games: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox
063 Milt Welch (C) 89 years, 364 days July 26, 1924 June 5, 1945 June 5, 1945 1 game: Detroit Tigers
064 George Zuverink (P) 89 years, 339 days August 20, 1924 April 21, 1951 June 15, 1959 265 games: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles
065 Ed Samcoff (2B) 89 years, 327 days September 1, 1924 April 21, 1951 April 26, 1951 4 games: Philadelphia Athletics
066 Bill Greason (P) 89 years, 325 days September 3, 1924 May 31, 1954 June 20, 1954 3 games: St. Louis Cardinals
067 Lou Grasmick (P) 89 years, 317 days September 11, 1924 April 22, 1948 April 24, 1948 2 games: Philadelphia Phillies
068 Charlie Silvera (C) 89 years, 285 days October 13, 1924 September 29, 1948 September 28, 1957 227 games: New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs
069 Bobby Brown (3B) 89 years, 273 days October 25, 1924 September 22, 1946 June 30, 1954 548 games: New York Yankees
070 Irv Noren* (OF) 89 years, 238 days November 29, 1924 April 18, 1950 October 1, 1960 1,093 games: Washington Senators, New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers
071 Hal Brown (P) 89 years, 226 days December 11, 1924 April 19, 1951 September 16, 1964 358 games: Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Houston Colt .45s
072 George Shuba (OF) 89 years, 224 days December 13, 1924 July 2, 1948 September 25, 1955 355 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
073 Buddy Lively (P) 89 years, 161 days February 14, 1925 April 17, 1947 September 25, 1949 79 games: Cincinnati Reds
074 Bob Usher (OF) 89 years, 146 days March 1, 1925 April 16, 1946 September 19, 1957 428 games: Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators
075 Hal Schacker (P) 89 years, 110 days April 6, 1925 May 9, 1945 June 14, 1945 6 games: Boston Braves
076 Bob Spicer (P) 89 years, 105 days April 11, 1925 April 17, 1955 September 22, 1956 4 games: Kansas City Athletics
077 Alton Brown (P) 89 years, 100 days April 16, 1925 April 21, 1951 May 27, 1951 7 games: Washington Senators
078 Bob Cerv* (OF) 89 years, 81 days May 5, 1925 August 1, 1951 July 29, 1962 829 games: New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, and Houston Colt .45s
Johnny Rutherford (P) 89 years, 81 days May 5, 1925 April 30, 1952 September 23, 1952 22 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
080 Yogi Berra*† (C) 89 years, 74 days May 12, 1925 September 22, 1946 May 9, 1965 2,120 games: New York Yankees and New York Mets
081 Fenton Mole (1B) 89 years, 41 days June 14, 1925 September 1, 1949 September 30, 1949 10 games: New York Yankees
082 Wayne Terwilliger (2B) 89 years, 28 days June 27, 1925 August 6, 1949 May 16, 1960 666 games: Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, New York Giants, and Kansas City Athletics
083 Windy McCall (P) 89 years, 7 days July 18, 1925 April 25, 1948 May 5, 1957 134 games: Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Giants
084 Jackie Mayo (OF) 88 years, 364 days July 26, 1925 September 19, 1948 September 27, 1953 139 games: Philadelphia Phillies
085 Larry Miggins (OF) 88 years, 339 days August 20, 1925 October 3, 1948 September 28, 1952 43 games: St. Louis Cardinals
086 Billy DeMars (SS) 88 years, 333 days August 26, 1925 May 18, 1948 September 28, 1951 80 games: Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns
087 Paul Hinrichs (P) 88 years, 328 days August 31, 1925 May 16, 1951 June 21, 1951 4 games: Boston Red Sox
088 Bobby Shantz* (P) 88 years, 302 days September 26, 1925 May 1, 1949 September 29, 1964 537 games: Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies
089 Chris Haughey (P) 88 years, 295 days October 3, 1925 October 3, 1943 October 3, 1943 1 games: Brooklyn Dodgers
090 Tommy Giordano (2B) 88 years, 289 days October 9, 1925 September 11, 1953 September 26, 1953 11 games: Philadelphia Athletics
091 Bob Addis (OF) 88 years, 261 days November 6, 1925 September 1, 1950 June 12, 1953 135 games: Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates
092 Minnie Miñoso* (OF) 88 years, 238 days November 29, 1925 April 19, 1949 October 5, 1980 1,791 games: Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Senators
093 Rance Pless (1B-3B) 88 years, 231 days December 6, 1925 April 21, 1956 September 30, 1956 20 games: Kansas City Athletics
094 Ned Garver* (P) 88 years, 212 days December 25, 1925 April 28, 1948 June 4, 1961 458 games: St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics and Los Angeles Angels
Dick Manville (P) 88 years, 212 days December 25, 1925 April 30, 1950 September 10, 1952 12 games: Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs
096 Ralph Branca* (P) 88 years, 200 days January 6, 1926 June 12, 1944 September 7, 1956 322 games: Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees
097 Bob Borkowski (OF) 88 years, 179 days January 27, 1926 April 22, 1950 July 10, 1955 470 games: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Brooklyn Dodgers
098 Hank Workman (1B) 88 years, 170 days February 5, 1926 September 4, 1950 October 1, 1950 2 games: New York Yankees
099 Randy Jackson* (3B) 88 years, 165 days February 10, 1926 May 2, 1950 September 25, 1959 955 games: Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cleveland Indians
0100 Joe Garagiola (C) 88 years, 163 days February 12, 1926 May 26, 1946 September 26, 1954 676 games: St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and New York Giants

Minnie Minoso's birth year is in dispute. He was born on November 29, but the year may range anywhere from 1922 to 1925. 1922 was the birth year usually listed on his teams' rosters during his Major Leagues career. - (Sources: baseball-reference.com and Topps Baseball cards).

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