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, 348 days
09-05-1919
04-28-1948
2.
98 years, 288 days
11-04-1920
09-22-1942
3.
98 years, 284 days
11-08-1920
05-12-1956
4.
98 years, 247 days
12-15-1920
09-15-1957
5.
98 years, 162 days
03-10-1921
09-25-1949
6.
98 years, 26 days
07-24-1921
07-14-1949
7.
97 years, 93 days
05-18-1922
04-25-1956
8.
96 years, 288 days
11-04-1922
07-04-1947
9.
96 years, 273 days
11-19-1922
06-28-1949
10.
96 years, 237 days
12-25-1922
09-17-1953
11.
95 years, 171 days
03-01-1924
04-27-1958
12.
95 years, 116 days
04-25-1924
09-23-1955
13.
95 years, 90 days
05-21-1924
09-15-1959
14.
94 years, 350 days
09-03-1924
06-20-1954
15.
94 years, 310 days
10-13-1924
09-28-1957
16.
94 years, 298 days
10-25-1924
06-30-1954
17.
94 years, 263 days
11-29-1924
10-01-1960
18.
94 years, 53 days
06-27-1925
05-16-1960
19.
93 years
08-20-1925
09-28-1952
20.
93 years, 358 days
08-26-1925
09-28-1951
21.
93 years, 353 days
08-31-1925
06-21-1951
22.
93 years, 327 days
09-26-1925
09-29-1964
23.
93 years, 320 days
10-03-1925
10-03-1943
24.
93 years, 195 days
02-05-1926
10-01-1950
25.
93 years, 184 days
02-16-1926
09-25-1954
26.
93 years, 142 days
03-30-1926
10-02-1948
27.
93 years, 138 days
04-03-1926
09-29-1963
28.
93 years, 107 days
05-04-1926
04-30-1952
29.
93 years, 83 days
05-28-1926
09-23-1951
30.
93 years, 64 days
06-16-1926
08-10-1958
31.
93 years, 51 days
06-29-1926
04-20-1958
32.
93 years, 27 days
07-23-1926
07-28-1960
33.
92 years, 355 days
08-29-1926
06-26-1949
34.
92 years, 344 days
09-09-1926
05-12-1957
35.
92 years, 297 days
10-26-1926
05-03-1953
36.
92 years, 249 days
12-13-1926
06-14-1959
37.
92 years, 152 days
03-20-1927
06-05-1954
38.
92 years, 137 days
04-04-1927
09-29-1946
39.
92 years, 133 days
04-08-1927
04-26-1964
40.
92 years, 31 days
07-19-1927
09-11-1963
41.
92 years, 29 days
07-21-1927
05-01-1955
42.
91 years, 352 days
09-01-1927
09-24-1955
43.
91 years, 339 days
09-14-1927
06-20-1962
44.
91 years, 338 days
09-15-1927
09-17-1953
45.
91 years, 331 days
09-22-1927
07-08-1956
46.
91 years, 320 days
10-03-1927
09-30-1956
47.
91 years, 319 days
10-04-1927
06-04-1958
48.
91 years, 299 days
10-24-1927
09-30-1956
49.
91 years, 256 days
12-06-1927
09-25-1953
50.
91 years, 226 days
01-05-1928
09-29-1963
51.
91 years, 194 days
02-06-1928
04-17-1955
52.
91 years, 193 days
02-07-1928
06-12-1955
53.
91 years, 180 days
02-20-1928
08-15-1969
54.
91 years, 76 days
06-04-1928
09-27-1958
55.
91 years, 40 days
07-10-1928
07-31-1960
56.
91 years, 16 days
08-03-1928
08-04-1961
57.
91 years, 8 days
08-11-1928
09-18-1955
58.
90 years, 337 days
09-16-1928
05-11-1959
59.
90 years, 322 days
10-01-1928
08-05-1962
60.
90 years, 317 days
10-06-1928
09-19-1953
61.
90 years, 308 days
10-15-1928
05-06-1954
62.
90 years, 303 days
10-20-1928
08-02-1955
63.
90 years, 302 days
10-21-1928
05-21-1967
64.
90 years, 290 days
11-02-1928
05-08-1956
65.
90 years, 286 days
11-06-1928
09-13-1955
66.
90 years, 218 days
01-13-1929
09-05-1954
67.
90 years, 211 days
01-20-1929
05-08-1956
68.
90 years, 204 days
01-27-1929
09-25-1955
69.
90 years, 195 days
02-05-1929
10-02-1969
70.
90 years, 138 days
04-03-1929
05-19-1962
71.
90 years, 129 days
04-12-1929
05-13-1956
72.
90 years, 125 days
04-16-1929
05-12-1957
73.
90 years, 92 days
05-19-1929
10-01-1967
74.
90 years, 70 days
06-10-1929
05-02-1964
75.
90 years, 69 days
06-11-1929
05-30-1966
76.
90 years, 61 days
06-19-1929
09-22-1962
77.
90 years, 42 days
07-08-1929
09-30-1966
78.
90 years, 29 days
07-21-1929
05-10-1958
79.
90 years, 22 days
07-28-1929
09-11-1961
80.
90 years, 15 days
08-04-1929
09-30-1962
81.
90 years, 12 days
08-07-1929
07-07-1967
82.
89 years, 281 days
11-11-1929
07-13-1963
83.
89 years, 261 days
12-01-1929
09-25-1954
84.
89 years, 248 days
12-14-1929
09-19-1952
85.
89 years, 247 days
12-15-1929
09-17-1966
86.
89 years, 218 days
01-13-1930
06-03-1957
87.
89 years, 217 days
01-14-1930
10-01-1961
88.
89 years, 183 days
02-17-1930
07-04-1966
89.
89 years, 172 days
02-28-1930
09-23-1959
90.
89 years, 167 days
03-05-1930
09-14-1966
91.
89 years, 165 days
03-07-1930
09-20-1959
92.
89 years, 160 days
03-12-1930
08-20-1967
93.
89 years, 156 days
03-16-1930
08-07-1963
94.
89 years, 129 days
04-12-1930
09-04-1961
95.
89 years, 110 days
05-01-1930
09-25-1956
96.
89 years, 78 days
06-02-1930
09-17-1967
97.
89 years, 55 days
06-25-1930
04-20-1954
98.
89 years, 48 days
07-02-1930
09-27-1963
99.
89 years, 10 days
08-09-1930
10-04-1964
100.
88 years, 362 days
08-22-1930
06-08-1959
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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