Leap of Dave Summer Reading Program

Leap of Dave Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program: May 29th Through September 5th

A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF WITH

I see a young boy Saying He's going to run away. Deep inside, It's already happened. Ronny Dibbern (Grade 8) From Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by young people. Compiled by Sanford Lynne

Thursday, August 5, 2021

50 left from Twenties

The Online Version of the Baseball Almanac has a very nice feature that shows you the current 500 oldest living people who played major league baseball.  Since November 30, 2018 the title of oldest living player has gone to a former Chicago White Sox.  Tom Jordan held the distinction until his death on 8/26/19, 10 days before his 100th birthday.  Val Helm took over the title upon Jordan's death and held hit 17 days past his 99th birthday on Nember 4th 1919.  Eddie Robinson who I featured in my A to Z challenge on White Sox Homerun hitters has held the record since Helm's death. Robinson  turned 100 on 12/15/2020 and hopes to hold the record for a while.  The nperson in 2nd who turned 100 earlier this year has a fitting name  for the distinction if he outlive Robinson, George Elder.
There are currently 50  former players alive who were born in the 1920's.  As the time passes I hope to give updates on the 50 players on the chart below with further information on the last 50 MLB players who were alive in the 1920's.





Rank


Player


Games Played/Teams With


DOB


Age
OldestEddie Robinson 1315 games – 7 Teams:( Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia and Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles.)12/15/1920100
2nd OldestGeorge Elder41 games St. Louis Browns3/10/1921100
3rd OldestEddie Basinski203 Games 2 Teams ( Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates)11/4/192298
4th OldestTim Thompson187 Games 3 Teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics, and Detroit Tigers)03/01/192497
5th OldestArt Schallock58 Games (New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles)4/25/192497
6th OldestBill Greason3 games St. Louis Cardinals9/3/192496
7th OldestLarry Miggins43 games St. Louis Cardinals8/20/192595
8th OldestPaul Hindrichs4 games Boston Red Sox8/31/192595
9th OldestBobby Shantz578 games – 6 teams ( Philadelphia and Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt 45’s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies)9/26/192595
10th OldestChris Haughey1 game Brooklyn Dodgers10/3/192595
11th OldestFrank Saucier18 games: St. Louis Browns5/28/192695
12th OldestBobby Morgan671 games: 4 teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs )6/29/192695
13th OldestJohnny Groth1,248 games: 5 teams ( Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, and Kansas City Athletics )7/23/192695
14th OldestEd Mickelson18 games: 3 teams  (St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago Cubs )9/9/192694
15th OldestCarl Erskine360 games: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers12/13/192694
16th OldestJim Willis27 games: Chicago Cubs3/20/192794
17th Oldest
Charlie Maxwell1133 games 4 (Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox)4/8/192794
18th OldestBilly Gardner1,034 games:  6 Teams (New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox)7/19/192794
19th OldestCloyd Boyer113 games: 2 teams ( St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Athletics )9/1/192793
20th OldestDave Hillman197 games: 4 teams ( Chicago Cubs, Boston Red SoxCincinnati Reds, and New York Mets )9/14/192793
21st OldestBill Harington58 games: Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics10/3/192793
22nd OldestBob Kelly123 games: 3 teams (Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians )10/4/192793
23rd OldestTommy Brown494 games:  3 teams (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago Cubs )12/6/192793
24th OldestBob Oldis135 games: 3 teams (Washington Senators, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies) 1/5/192893
25th OldestFelipe Montemayor64 games: Pittsburgh Pirates2/7/192893
26th OldestRoy Face853 games:3 teams ( Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Montreal Expos)
 
2/20/192893
27th OldestBilly Hunter630 games: 5 teams (St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics, and Cleveland Indians)6/4/192893
28th OldestJohn Glenn
32 games: St. Louis Cardinals
 29
6/10192893
29th OldestVito Valentinetti
108 games: 5 teams ( Chicago White SoxChicago CubsCleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers, and Washington Senators)
9/16/192892
30th OldestFred Marolewski1 game: St. Louis Cardinals10/6/192892
31st OldestGail Henley14 games: Pittsburgh Pirates
 
10/15/192892
32nd OldestMickey Micelotta17 games Philadelphia Phillies10/20/192892
33rd OldestBob Ross20 games 2 teams Washington Senators and Philadelphia Phillies11/2/192892
34th OldestBill Wilson224 games 2 teams (Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia & Kansas City Athletics)11/6/192892
35th OldestMoe Savransky16 Games Cincinatti Reds1/13/192992
36th OldestGale Wade19 games: Chicago Cubs
 37
1/20/192992
37th OldestBobby Kline77 games Washington Senators1/27/192992
38th OldestAl Worthington602 games 5 teams (New York & San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Minnesota Twins).2/5/192992
39th OldestMel Held4 games Baltimore Orioles4/12/192992
40th OldestEd Winceniak32 games Chicago Cubs4/16/192992
41st OldestCurt Simmons609 games:  4 teams (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and California Angels)5/19/192992
42nd OldestHank Foiles608 games 7 teams (Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels)6/10/192992
43rd OldestFrank Thomas1756 games 7 teams (Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros)6/11/192992
44th OldestDon Ferrarese184 games 5 teams ( Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals)6/19/192992
45th OldestHector Lopez1450 games 2 teams (Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees)7/8/192992
46th OldestJerry Snyder266 games Washington Senators7/21/192992
47th OldestJoe Pignatano307 games 4 teams (Brooklyn & L.A. Dodgers, Kansas City Atletics, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets)8/4/192992
48th OldestIke Delock329 games 2 teams (Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles)11/11/192991
49th OldestCarl Linhart3 games Detroit Tigers12/14/192991
50th OldestRay Herbert408 games 4 teams (Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies)12/15/192991