December 17, 1900|
North Henderson, Illinois
|Died: April 3, 2002
Rock Island, Illinois
|August 12, 1928, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 5, 1929, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||6|
Karl Edward Swanson (December 17, 1900 – April 3, 2002) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball during parts of two seasons for the Chicago White Sox. He was the only major leaguer to live through the entire 20th century, being born in the 19th century and dying in the 21st – Negro League pitcher Silas Simmons is the only other professional athlete with this distinction, dying at the age of 111 in 2006. At the time of his death, Swanson was the oldest living former major league player.
- "Karl Swanson - Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com". Players. Baseball-Reference.com. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
|Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
March 31, 1999 – April 3, 2002
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