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(New York Daily News)   Oldest living MLB player dies at 102, signs with Cubs   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2014-04-24 12:36:07 PM  
By definition, that headline is false. Maybe the Cubs part is true
 
2014-04-24 12:36:34 PM  
Finally some points in the dead pool this year!
 
2014-04-24 12:43:58 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: By definition, that headline is false.


Maybe the dude's a vampire. You don't know.
 
2014-04-24 12:58:09 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: By definition, that headline is false. Maybe the Cubs part is true


God knows the Cubs have plenty of stiffs in the bullpen.
 
2014-04-24 01:07:47 PM  
That's sad. There aren't even any living ex-MLB players who were alive when the Cubs last won the Series.
 
2014-04-24 02:23:07 PM  
RIP Jamie Moyer
 
2014-04-24 02:29:17 PM  

BKITU: RIP Jamie Moyer


Julio Franco also acceptable.
 
2014-04-24 02:32:07 PM  
He's still got to be a better option to go to than James Russell.
 
2014-04-24 02:45:52 PM  
Cross him off, then!
 
2014-04-24 03:13:34 PM  
Oldest living MLB player dies finally qualifies to vote in Chicago elections at 102, signs with Cubs
 
2014-04-24 03:13:52 PM  

BKITU: RIP Jamie Moyer


Came to make a Jamie Moyer joke, and I have been beaten to it.
 
2014-04-24 03:28:34 PM  

ReverendLoki: Oldest living MLB player dies finally qualifies to vote in Chicago elections at 102, signs with Cubs


Hah! Timely, topical humor! I see what you did there.
 
2014-04-24 03:46:52 PM  

MFAWG: ReverendLoki: Oldest living MLB player dies finally qualifies to vote in Chicago elections at 102, signs with Cubs

Hah! Timely, topical humor! I see what you did there.


Hey, the classics never die.

Unlike, well, you know...

/doesn't know, still hasn't read TFA
 
2014-04-24 04:34:20 PM  
There are currently 61 former Major Leaguers over the age of 90 (okay, 60, but since one's birthday is tomorrow I'm using it). Current oldest living players by team:

Mike Sandlock (Boston Braves, Brooklyn & Pittsburgh): 1915-Oct-17 (#1 overall; #2 overall Ray Hathaway was also a Brooklyn Dodger)
Eddie Carnett (Cleveland & Chicago White Sox): 1916-Oct-21 (#3 overall)
Alex Monchak (Philadelphia Phillies): 1917-Mar-5 (#4 overall)
Lennie Merullo (the new Cubs #1): 1917-May-5 (#5 overall)
Carl Miles (Philadelphia Athletics): 1918-Mar-22 (#6 overall)
Lou Lucier (Boston Red Sox): 1918-Mar-23 (#7 overall; #8 overall Bobby Doerr was also a Red Sox, and is the oldest living Hall of Famer)
Chuck Stevens (St. Louis Browns): 1918-Jul-10 (#9 overall)
Bill Endicott (St. Louis Cardinals): 1918-Sep-4 (#10 overall)
Monte Irvin (New York Giants): 1919-Feb-25 (#12 overall; also the oldest living confirmed Negro Leaguer)
Steve Nagy (Washington Senators): 1919-May-28 (#13 overall)
Rugger Ardizoia (New York Yankees): 1919-Nov-20 (#18 overall; also the oldest player to have only played one MLB game)
Wally Westlake (Cincinnati Reds): 1920-Nov-8 (#24 overall; also the 2nd oldest on 3 other teams and the oldest Baltimore Oriole)
Eddie Robinson (Detroit Tigers): 1920-Dec-15 (#25 overall; youngest oldest player on a pre-expansion team)

On the other teams, in the top 100 oldest:
Angels: Bob Cerv (#80)
Senators (now Rangers): Minnie Minoso (#94 at worst; no one knows if his real birth year is 1922 or 1925)
Astros: Hal Brown (#73)
Mets: Yogi Berra (#82)

No one else's oldest player is in the top 100, except Alvin Dark (oldest living Milwaukee Brave) and Irv Noren (oldest living LA Dodger).  The current cut-off for Top 100 Oldest is Randy Jackson, born 1926-Feb-10, played for the Cubs, Indians and both the Brooklyn and LA Dodgers (the oldest player to play for one team in two different cities).  The current youngest for a franchise overall is 54-year old Mike Morgan of the Diamondbacks (obviouly) and youngest for any team since their move is Mike Stanton, the oldest living Washington National, who will turn 47 this June.
 
2014-04-24 06:55:31 PM  
Sooooo, he's not playing in Heaven, he's playing for the Iowa Cubs?
 
2014-04-24 11:23:16 PM  
The Cubs don't have anyone on their roster who was born before 1980.
 
2014-04-25 12:29:28 PM  

FriarReb98: There are currently 61 former Major Leaguers over the age of 90 (okay, 60, but since one's birthday is tomorrow I'm using it). Current oldest living players by team:

Mike Sandlock (Boston Braves, Brooklyn & Pittsburgh): 1915-Oct-17 (#1 overall; #2 overall Ray Hathaway was also a Brooklyn Dodger)
Eddie Carnett (Cleveland & Chicago White Sox): 1916-Oct-21 (#3 overall)
Alex Monchak (Philadelphia Phillies): 1917-Mar-5 (#4 overall)
Lennie Merullo (the new Cubs #1): 1917-May-5 (#5 overall)
Carl Miles (Philadelphia Athletics): 1918-Mar-22 (#6 overall)
Lou Lucier (Boston Red Sox): 1918-Mar-23 (#7 overall; #8 overall Bobby Doerr was also a Red Sox, and is the oldest living Hall of Famer)
Chuck Stevens (St. Louis Browns): 1918-Jul-10 (#9 overall)
Bill Endicott (St. Louis Cardinals): 1918-Sep-4 (#10 overall)
Monte Irvin (New York Giants): 1919-Feb-25 (#12 overall; also the oldest living confirmed Negro Leaguer)
Steve Nagy (Washington Senators): 1919-May-28 (#13 overall)
Rugger Ardizoia (New York Yankees): 1919-Nov-20 (#18 overall; also the oldest player to have only played one MLB game)
Wally Westlake (Cincinnati Reds): 1920-Nov-8 (#24 overall; also the 2nd oldest on 3 other teams and the oldest Baltimore Oriole)
Eddie Robinson (Detroit Tigers): 1920-Dec-15 (#25 overall; youngest oldest player on a pre-expansion team)

On the other teams, in the top 100 oldest:
Angels: Bob Cerv (#80)
Senators (now Rangers): Minnie Minoso (#94 at worst; no one knows if his real birth year is 1922 or 1925)
Astros: Hal Brown (#73)
Mets: Yogi Berra (#82)

No one else's oldest player is in the top 100, except Alvin Dark (oldest living Milwaukee Brave) and Irv Noren (oldest living LA Dodger).  The current cut-off for Top 100 Oldest is Randy Jackson, born 1926-Feb-10, played for the Cubs, Indians and both the Brooklyn and LA Dodgers (the oldest player to play for one team in two different cities).  The current youngest for a franchise overall is 54-year old Mike Morgan of the Diamondbacks (obviouly) ...


Cool info bro....starting to get to the oldest players having their primes in the late '40s through 1950s
 
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