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
MLB statistics
Batting average .138
Home runs 0
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.[1] 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.

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