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, 316 days
09-05-1919
04-28-1948
2.
99 years, 258 days
11-02-1919
06-03-1944
3.
98 years, 256 days
11-04-1920
09-22-1942
4.
98 years, 252 days
11-08-1920
05-12-1956
5.
98 years, 215 days
12-15-1920
09-15-1957
6.
98 years, 130 days
03-10-1921
09-25-1949
7.
97 years, 359 days
07-24-1921
07-14-1949
8.
97 years, 61 days
05-18-1922
04-25-1956
9.
96 years, 256 days
11-04-1922
07-04-1947
10.
96 years, 241 days
11-19-1922
06-28-1949
11.
96 years, 205 days
12-25-1922
09-17-1953
12.
95 years, 139 days
03-01-1924
04-27-1958
13.
95 years, 84 days
04-25-1924
09-23-1955
14.
95 years, 58 days
05-21-1924
09-15-1959
15.
94 years, 318 days
09-03-1924
06-20-1954
16.
94 years, 278 days
10-13-1924
09-28-1957
17.
94 years, 266 days
10-25-1924
06-30-1954
18.
94 years, 231 days
11-29-1924
10-01-1960
19.
94 years, 21 days
06-27-1925
05-16-1960
20.
93 years, 332 days
08-20-1925
09-28-1952
21.
93 years, 326 days
08-26-1925
09-28-1951
22.
93 years, 321 days
08-31-1925
06-21-1951
23.
93 years, 295 days
09-26-1925
09-29-1964
24.
93 years, 288 days
10-03-1925
10-03-1943
25.
93 years, 163 days
02-05-1926
10-01-1950
26.
93 years, 152 days
02-16-1926
09-25-1954
27.
93 years, 110 days
03-30-1926
10-02-1948
28.
93 years, 106 days
04-03-1926
09-29-1963
29.
93 years, 75 days
05-04-1926
04-30-1952
30.
93 years, 51 days
05-28-1926
09-23-1951
31.
93 years, 32 days
06-16-1926
08-10-1958
32.
93 years, 19 days
06-29-1926
04-20-1958
33.
92 years, 360 days
07-23-1926
07-28-1960
34.
92 years, 323 days
08-29-1926
06-26-1949
35.
92 years, 312 days
09-09-1926
05-12-1957
36.
92 years, 265 days
10-26-1926
05-03-1953
37.
92 years, 217 days
12-13-1926
06-14-1959
38.
92 years, 120 days
03-20-1927
06-05-1954
39.
92 years, 105 days
04-04-1927
09-29-1946
40.
92 years, 101 days
04-08-1927
04-26-1964
41.
91 years
07-19-1927
09-11-1963
42.
91 years, 362 days
07-21-1927
05-01-1955
43.
91 years, 320 days
09-01-1927
09-24-1955
44.
91 years, 307 days
09-14-1927
06-20-1962
45.
91 years, 306 days
09-15-1927
09-17-1953
46.
91 years, 299 days
09-22-1927
07-08-1956
47.
91 years, 288 days
10-03-1927
09-30-1956
48.
91 years, 287 days
10-04-1927
06-04-1958
49.
91 years, 267 days
10-24-1927
09-30-1956
50.
91 years, 224 days
12-06-1927
09-25-1953
51.
91 years, 194 days
01-05-1928
09-29-1963
52.
91 years, 162 days
02-06-1928
04-17-1955
53.
91 years, 161 days
02-07-1928
06-12-1955
54.
91 years, 148 days
02-20-1928
08-15-1969
55.
91 years, 44 days
06-04-1928
09-27-1958
56.
91 years, 8 days
07-10-1928
07-31-1960
57.
90 years, 349 days
08-03-1928
08-04-1961
58.
90 years, 341 days
08-11-1928
09-18-1955
59.
90 years, 305 days
09-16-1928
05-11-1959
60.
90 years, 290 days
10-01-1928
08-05-1962
61.
90 years, 285 days
10-06-1928
09-19-1953
62.
90 years, 276 days
10-15-1928
05-06-1954
63.
90 years, 271 days
10-20-1928
08-02-1955
64.
90 years, 270 days
10-21-1928
05-21-1967
65.
90 years, 258 days
11-02-1928
05-08-1956
66.
90 years, 254 days
11-06-1928
09-13-1955
67.
90 years, 188 days
01-11-1929
10-01-1965
68.
90 years, 186 days
01-13-1929
09-05-1954
69.
90 years, 179 days
01-20-1929
05-08-1956
70.
90 years, 172 days
01-27-1929
09-25-1955
71.
90 years, 163 days
02-05-1929
10-02-1969
72.
90 years, 106 days
04-03-1929
05-19-1962
73.
90 years, 97 days
04-12-1929
05-13-1956
74.
90 years, 93 days
04-16-1929
05-12-1957
75.
90 years, 60 days
05-19-1929
10-01-1967
76.
90 years, 38 days
06-10-1929
05-02-1964
77.
90 years, 37 days
06-11-1929
05-30-1966
78.
90 years, 29 days
06-19-1929
09-22-1962
79.
90 years, 10 days
07-08-1929
09-30-1966
80.
89 years, 362 days
07-21-1929
05-10-1958
81.
89 years, 355 days
07-28-1929
09-11-1961
82.
89 years, 348 days
08-04-1929
09-30-1962
83.
89 years, 345 days
08-07-1929
07-07-1967
84.
89 years, 249 days
11-11-1929
07-13-1963
85.
89 years, 229 days
12-01-1929
09-25-1954
86.
89 years, 216 days
12-14-1929
09-19-1952
87.
89 years, 215 days
12-15-1929
09-17-1966
88.
89 years, 186 days
01-13-1930
06-03-1957
89.
89 years, 185 days
01-14-1930
10-01-1961
90.
89 years, 151 days
02-17-1930
07-04-1966
91.
89 years, 140 days
02-28-1930
09-23-1959
92.
89 years, 135 days
03-05-1930
09-14-1966
93.
89 years, 133 days
03-07-1930
09-20-1959
94.
89 years, 128 days
03-12-1930
08-20-1967
95.
89 years, 124 days
03-16-1930
08-07-1963
96.
89 years, 97 days
04-12-1930
09-04-1961
97.
89 years, 78 days
05-01-1930
09-25-1956
98.
89 years, 46 days
06-02-1930
09-17-1967
99.
89 years, 23 days
06-25-1930
04-20-1954
100.
89 years, 16 days
07-02-1930
09-27-1963
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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