Oldest Living Baseball Players

The 100 oldest living baseball players appears below in order from oldest to youngest. Baseball Almanac has always taken biographical baseball research seriously and this list of the oldest living Major League players is updated immediately upon confirmation of a player's passing.

"Gil Coan was the most promising rookie ever to arrive on the Washington baseball scene! Unfortunately, he was never able to realize the high expectations held for him. Joe Engel , the Senators' chief scout who discovered so many great ballplayers declared, unequivocally, that Coan was the best of them all. To put this high praise in perspective, Goose Goslin , Sam Rice , Bucky Harris , Ossie Bluege , Joe Judge , Fred Marberry and Earl McNeely were all dispatched to the Senators on Engel's recommendation and formed the nucleus of the Nats' 1924 and 1925 championship teams." - Author C. Norman Willis in Washington Senators All-Time Greats (Xlibris Publishing, 08/31/2011, Page 272)
Oldest Living Baseball Players

The 100 Oldest Major League Baseball Players

1.
99 years, 167 days
09-05-1919
04-28-1948
2.
99 years, 109 days
11-02-1919
06-03-1944
3.
98 years, 107 days
11-04-1920
09-22-1942
4.
98 years, 103 days
11-08-1920
05-12-1956
5.
98 years, 66 days
12-15-1920
09-15-1957
6.
97 years, 346 days
03-10-1921
09-25-1949
7.
97 years, 210 days
07-24-1921
07-14-1949
8.
96 years, 277 days
05-18-1922
04-25-1956
9.
96 years, 107 days
11-04-1922
07-04-1947
10.
96 years, 92 days
11-19-1922
06-28-1949
11.
96 years, 56 days
12-25-1922
09-17-1953
12.
95 years, 100 days
11-11-1923
09-25-1947
13.
94 years, 355 days
03-01-1924
04-27-1958
14.
94 years, 302 days
04-23-1924
09-15-1957
15.
94 years, 300 days
04-25-1924
09-23-1955
16.
94 years, 274 days
05-21-1924
09-15-1959
17.
94 years, 169 days
09-03-1924
06-20-1954
18.
94 years, 129 days
10-13-1924
09-28-1957
19.
94 years, 117 days
10-25-1924
06-30-1954
20.
94 years, 82 days
11-29-1924
10-01-1960
21.
93 years, 237 days
06-27-1925
05-16-1960
22.
93 years, 183 days
08-20-1925
09-28-1952
23.
93 years, 177 days
08-26-1925
09-28-1951
24.
93 years, 172 days
08-31-1925
06-21-1951
25.
93 years, 146 days
09-26-1925
09-29-1964
26.
93 years, 139 days
10-03-1925
10-03-1943
27.
93 years, 56 days
12-25-1925
09-10-1952
28.
93 years, 14 days
02-05-1926
10-01-1950
29.
93 years, 9 days
02-10-1926
09-25-1959
30.
93 years, 3 days
02-16-1926
09-25-1954
31.
92 years, 326 days
03-30-1926
10-02-1948
32.
92 years, 322 days
04-03-1926
09-29-1963
33.
92 years, 291 days
05-04-1926
04-30-1952
34.
92 years, 267 days
05-28-1926
09-23-1951
35.
92 years, 250 days
06-14-1926
10-01-1960
36.
92 years, 248 days
06-16-1926
08-10-1958
37.
92 years, 235 days
06-29-1926
04-20-1958
38.
92 years, 211 days
07-23-1926
07-28-1960
39.
92 years, 174 days
08-29-1926
06-26-1949
40.
92 years, 163 days
09-09-1926
05-12-1957
41.
92 years, 116 days
10-26-1926
05-03-1953
42.
92 years, 68 days
12-13-1926
06-14-1959
43.
91 years, 336 days
03-20-1927
06-05-1954
44.
91 years, 321 days
04-04-1927
09-29-1946
45.
91 years, 317 days
04-08-1927
04-26-1964
46.
91 years, 215 days
07-19-1927
09-11-1963
47.
91 years, 213 days
07-21-1927
05-01-1955
48.
91 years, 171 days
09-01-1927
09-24-1955
49.
91 years, 158 days
09-14-1927
06-20-1962
50.
91 years, 157 days
09-15-1927
09-17-1953
51.
91 years, 150 days
09-22-1927
07-08-1956
52.
91 years, 139 days
10-03-1927
09-30-1956
53.
91 years, 138 days
10-04-1927
06-04-1958
54.
91 years, 118 days
10-24-1927
09-30-1956
55.
91 years, 75 days
12-06-1927
09-25-1953
56.
91 years, 45 days
01-05-1928
09-29-1963
57.
91 years, 13 days
02-06-1928
04-17-1955
58.
91 years, 12 days
02-07-1928
06-12-1955
59.
90 years
02-20-1928
08-15-1969
60.
90 years, 334 days
03-22-1928
04-16-1953
61.
90 years, 260 days
06-04-1928
09-27-1958
62.
90 years, 224 days
07-10-1928
07-31-1960
63.
90 years, 200 days
08-03-1928
08-04-1961
64.
90 years, 192 days
08-11-1928
09-18-1955
65.
90 years, 156 days
09-16-1928
05-11-1959
66.
90 years, 141 days
10-01-1928
08-05-1962
67.
90 years, 136 days
10-06-1928
09-19-1953
68.
90 years, 127 days
10-15-1928
05-06-1954
69.
90 years, 122 days
10-20-1928
08-02-1955
70.
90 years, 121 days
10-21-1928
05-21-1967
71.
90 years, 109 days
11-02-1928
05-08-1956
72.
90 years, 105 days
11-06-1928
09-13-1955
73.
90 years, 39 days
01-11-1929
10-01-1965
74.
90 years, 37 days
01-13-1929
09-05-1954
75.
90 years, 30 days
01-20-1929
05-08-1956
76.
90 years, 23 days
01-27-1929
09-25-1955
77.
90 years, 14 days
02-05-1929
10-02-1969
78.
89 years, 322 days
04-03-1929
05-19-1962
79.
89 years, 313 days
04-12-1929
05-13-1956
80.
89 years, 309 days
04-16-1929
05-12-1957
81.
89 years, 276 days
05-19-1929
10-01-1967
82.
89 years, 254 days
06-10-1929
05-02-1964
83.
89 years, 253 days
06-11-1929
05-30-1966
84.
89 years, 245 days
06-19-1929
09-22-1962
85.
89 years, 226 days
07-08-1929
09-30-1966
86.
89 years, 213 days
07-21-1929
05-10-1958
87.
89 years, 206 days
07-28-1929
09-11-1961
88.
89 years, 199 days
08-04-1929
09-30-1962
89.
89 years, 196 days
08-07-1929
07-07-1967
90.
89 years, 125 days
10-17-1929
08-08-1959
91.
89 years, 100 days
11-11-1929
07-13-1963
92.
89 years, 80 days
12-01-1929
09-25-1954
93.
89 years, 67 days
12-14-1929
09-19-1952
94.
89 years, 66 days
12-15-1929
09-17-1966
95.
89 years, 37 days
01-13-1930
06-03-1957
96.
89 years, 36 days
01-14-1930
10-01-1961
97.
89 years, 2 days
02-17-1930
07-04-1966
98.
88 years, 356 days
02-28-1930
09-23-1959
99.
88 years, 351 days
03-05-1930
09-14-1966
100.
88 years, 349 days
03-07-1930
09-20-1959
The 100 Oldest Major League Baseball Players


Did you know that the list of 100 oldest living baseball players includes 2 Hall of Fame players? They are in order from oldest to youngest: Tommy Lasorda , Whitey Ford .

Throughout all of baseball history, the Major League player who lived to be the oldest ever was Chet Hoff who lived to be 107 years, 132 days old before passing away on September 17, 1998. When Hoff made his pitching debut on September 6, 1911, the first batter he faced was Ty Cobb (Hoff struck him out).

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