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(Major League Baseball)   Del Crandall, the last living player from the Boston Braves, dies at 91   (mlb.com) divider line
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2021-05-06 1:24:48 PM  
This makes me very, very sad. Though they were long gone before I was born I always had a soft spot for the Boston Braves, the overlooked brothers of the Red Sox.

I forget how many more Philadelphia A's and Saint Louis Browns are left, but there aren't many of them, either. Losing the old days sucks.
 
2021-05-06 1:43:44 PM  
Crandell!? I've been calling him Kabappel. Why didn't somebody tell me?
 
2021-05-06 2:22:26 PM  
(Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)
 
2021-05-06 3:19:08 PM  

FriarReb98: (Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)


Let's not forget the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City A's too. And the second Washington Senators.

/I'm not actually sure what standard we're using.
 
2021-05-06 3:29:49 PM  
My grandfather refused to become a Red Sox fan.
 
2021-05-06 3:42:51 PM  

kevlar51: FriarReb98: (Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)

Let's not forget the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City A's too. And the second Washington Senators.

/I'm not actually sure what standard we're using.


Or the Seattle Pilots
 
2021-05-06 4:08:55 PM  

dallylamma: kevlar51: FriarReb98: (Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)

Let's not forget the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City A's too. And the second Washington Senators.

/I'm not actually sure what standard we're using.

Or the Seattle Pilots


And the Montreal Expos.
 
2021-05-06 4:14:48 PM  

kevlar51: FriarReb98: (Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)

Let's not forget the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City A's too. And the second Washington Senators.

/I'm not actually sure what standard we're using.


I'm going with the classic 16 personally; the KC A's, Expos, Milwaukee Braves, and Pilots all have many, many more players still around. (And the original O's & Brewers are loooooooooooong gone.)
 
2021-05-06 5:52:15 PM  
Eddie Robinson isn't going anywhere until the Tribe wins another WS.   He's 100 and still going strong.   The rest is up to the team.

/I'm not getting any younger either.
 
2021-05-06 8:23:22 PM  

kevlar51: FriarReb98: (Just looked it up, there are 5 Browns, 5 Philadelphia A's, 8 New York Baseball Giants, 12 Brooklyn Dodgers and 19 original Washington Senators left. And Eddie Robinson, the oldest living player, played for Philly and Washington so that'll knock two teams down when he goes.)

Let's not forget the Milwaukee Braves and Kansas City A's too. And the second Washington Senators.

/I'm not actually sure what standard we're using.


I'm so old that I was a kid when those teams existed. The Milwaukee Braves had a great team, besides Del Crandall. Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, Lew Burdette, Joe Torre and many others who I forget.
 
2021-05-06 10:59:35 PM  
Fare thee well, old Brave.
 
2021-05-06 11:37:15 PM  
Didn't get replace Garigiola as their catcher?
 
2021-05-06 11:48:31 PM  

detonator: Didn't get replace Garigiola as their catcher?


Nope
Had him confused with Walker Cooper.
 
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