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The 74 Oldest MLB Legends Still Alive Today

Updated October 9, 2020 72 items

List RulesOnly living former professional baseball players older than age 90.

It seems like the oldest living baseball players have been around forever. All of the former MLB players who are 90 or older right now have gone on to many things outside their baseball careers, though many have stuck around the game as managers and scouts and commentators. Some of these players made their Major League debuts as far back as World War II.

The list of oldest baseball players includes a number of Hall of Famers, like Tommy Lasorda, and other legends whose great accomplishments have followed them their whole lives. All of these men are part of a select club of former players who have lived into their 90s and are still with us.

Val Heim, at age 99, is the oldest living ex-ballplayer, and he made his final appearance in the majors in 1942. Others like Roy Face and Al Worthington played well into the 1960s. So check out this list of the oldest living baseball players, ordered by their ages, and see if there are any names you recognize, and enjoy learning about some players you might never have heard of.

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  • Val Heim1

    Val Heim

    Outfielder

    BirthplacePlymouth, Wisconsin

    TeamsChicago White Sox

    Age: 99
    DOB: November 4, 1920

    Final game: September 22, 1942

    Stats
    .200 avg., 7 RBIs

  • Eddie Robinson2

    Eddie Robinson

    First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceParis, Texas

    TeamsKansas City Athletics, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles

    Age: 98
    DOB: December 15, 1920

    Final game: September 15, 1957

    Stats
    .268 avg., 172 HRs, 723 RBIs

  • George Elder3

    George Elder

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLebanon, Kentucky

    TeamsSt. Louis Browns

    Age: 98
    DOB: March 10, 1921

    Final game: September 25, 1949

    Stats
    .250 avg., 2 RBIs

  • Gil Coan4

    Gil Coan

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceMonroe, North Carolina

    TeamsNew York Giants, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators

    Age: 97
    DOB: May 18, 1922

    Final game: April 25, 1956

    Stats
    .254 avg., 39 HRs, 278 RBIs

  • Eddie Basinski5

    Eddie Basinski

    Second baseman, Shortstop

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    TeamsPittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers

    Age: 97
    DOB: November 4, 1922

    Final game: July 4, 1947

    Stats
    .244 avg., 59 RBIs

  • George Yankowski6

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

    Age: 96
    DOB: November 19, 1922

    Final game: June 28, 1946

    Stats
    .161 avg., 4 RBIs

  • Neal Watlington7

    BirthplaceYanceyville, North Carolina

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics

    Age: 96
    DOB: December 25, 1922

    Final game: September 17, 1953

    Stats
    .159 avg., 3 RBIs

  • Tim Thompson8

    BirthplaceCoalport, Pennsylvania

    TeamsKansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Brooklyn Dodgers

    Age: 95
    DOB: March 1, 1924

    Final game: April 27, 1958

    Stats
    .238 avg., 8 HRs, 47 RBIs

  • Art Schallock9

    BirthplaceMill Valley, California

    TeamsBaltimore Orioles, New York Yankees

    Age: 95
    DOB: April 25, 1924

    Final game: September 23, 1955

    Stats
    6-7 record, 4.02 ERA, 77 Ks

  • Ed Fitz Gerald10

    BirthplaceSanta Ynez, California

    TeamsPittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators

    Age: 95
    DOB: May 21, 1924

    Final game: September 15, 1959

    Stats
    .260 avg., 19 HRs, 217 RBIs

  • Bill Greason11

    Bill Greason

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals

    Age: 95
    DOB: September 3, 1924

    Final game: June 20, 1954

    Stats
    0-1 record, 13.50 ERA, 2 Ks

  • Bobby Brown12

    Bobby Brown

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceVirginia

    TeamsSan Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees

    Age: 95
    DOB: October 25, 1924

    Final game: June 30, 1954

    Stats
    .279 avg., 22 HRs, 237 RBIs

  • Irv Noren13

    Irv Noren

    Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York

    TeamsKansas City Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees

    Age: 94
    DOB: November 29, 1924

    Final game: October 1, 1960

    Stats
    .275 avg., 65 HRs, 453 RBIs

  • Wayne Terwilliger14

    Wayne Terwilliger

    Second baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceClare, Michigan

    TeamsKansas City Athletics, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators

    Age: 94
    DOB: June 27, 1925

    Final game: May 16, 1960

    Stats
    .240 avg., 22 HRs, 162 RBIs

  • Larry Miggins15

    Larry Miggins

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsSt. Louis Cardinals

    Age: 94
    DOB: August 20, 1925

    Final game: September 28, 1952

    Stats
    .227 avg., 2 HRs, 10 RBIs

  • Billy DeMars16

    Billy DeMars

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns

    Age: 94
    DOB: August 26, 1925

    Final game: September 28, 1951

    Stats
    .237, 14 RBIs

  • Paul Hinrichs17

    Paul Hinrichs

    Relief pitcher

    BirthplaceMarengo, Iowa

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Age: 94
    DOB: August 31, 1925

    Final game: June 21, 1951

    Stats
    21.60 ERA, 1 K

  • Bobby Shantz18

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePottstown, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies, Houston colt .45s, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics

    Age: 94
    DOB: September 26, 1925

    Final game: September 29, 1964

    Stats
    119-99 record, 3.38 ERA, 1,072 Ks

  • Chris Haughey19

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York

    TeamsBrooklyn Dodgers

    Age: 94
    DOB: October 3, 1925

    Final game: October 3, 1943

    Stats
    0-1 record, 3.86 ERA

  • Hank Workman20

    Hank Workman

    First baseman

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsNew York Yankees

    Age: 93
    DOB: February 5, 1926

    Final game: October 1, 1950

    Stats
    .200 avg.

  • Howie Judson21

    Howie Judson

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceHebron, Illinois

    TeamsChicago White Sox, Cincinnati Redlegs

    Age: 93
    DOB: February 16, 1926

    Final game: September 25, 1954

    Stats
    17-37 record, 4.29 ERA, 204 Ks

  • Dick Koecher22

    Dick Koecher

    Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Age: 93
    DOB: March 30, 1926

    Final game: October 2, 1948

    Stats
    0-4 record, 4.91 ERA, 8 Ks

  • Bert Thiel23

    Bert Thiel

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceMarion, Wisconsin

    Age: 93
    DOB: May 4, 1926

    Final game: April 30, 1952

    Stats
    1-1 record, 7.71 ERA, 6 Ks

  • Frank Saucier24

    Frank Saucier

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLeslie, Missouri

    TeamsSt. Louis Browns

    Age: 93
    DOB: May 28, 1926

    Final game: September 23, 1951

    Stats
    .071 avg., 1 RBI

  • Bob Miller25

    Bob Miller

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Age: 93
    DOB: June 16, 1926

    Final game: August 10, 1958

    Stats
    42-42 record, 3.96 ERA, 263 Ks