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, 319 days
09-05-1919
04-28-1948
2.
99 years, 261 days
11-02-1919
06-03-1944
3.
98 years, 259 days
11-04-1920
09-22-1942
4.
98 years, 255 days
11-08-1920
05-12-1956
5.
98 years, 218 days
12-15-1920
09-15-1957
6.
98 years, 133 days
03-10-1921
09-25-1949
7.
97 years, 362 days
07-24-1921
07-14-1949
8.
97 years, 64 days
05-18-1922
04-25-1956
9.
96 years, 259 days
11-04-1922
07-04-1947
10.
96 years, 244 days
11-19-1922
06-28-1949
11.
96 years, 208 days
12-25-1922
09-17-1953
12.
95 years, 142 days
03-01-1924
04-27-1958
13.
95 years, 87 days
04-25-1924
09-23-1955
14.
95 years, 61 days
05-21-1924
09-15-1959
15.
94 years, 321 days
09-03-1924
06-20-1954
16.
94 years, 281 days
10-13-1924
09-28-1957
17.
94 years, 269 days
10-25-1924
06-30-1954
18.
94 years, 234 days
11-29-1924
10-01-1960
19.
94 years, 24 days
06-27-1925
05-16-1960
20.
93 years, 335 days
08-20-1925
09-28-1952
21.
93 years, 329 days
08-26-1925
09-28-1951
22.
93 years, 324 days
08-31-1925
06-21-1951
23.
93 years, 298 days
09-26-1925
09-29-1964
24.
93 years, 291 days
10-03-1925
10-03-1943
25.
93 years, 166 days
02-05-1926
10-01-1950
26.
93 years, 155 days
02-16-1926
09-25-1954
27.
93 years, 113 days
03-30-1926
10-02-1948
28.
93 years, 109 days
04-03-1926
09-29-1963
29.
93 years, 78 days
05-04-1926
04-30-1952
30.
93 years, 54 days
05-28-1926
09-23-1951
31.
93 years, 35 days
06-16-1926
08-10-1958
32.
93 years, 22 days
06-29-1926
04-20-1958
33.
92 years, 363 days
07-23-1926
07-28-1960
34.
92 years, 326 days
08-29-1926
06-26-1949
35.
92 years, 315 days
09-09-1926
05-12-1957
36.
92 years, 268 days
10-26-1926
05-03-1953
37.
92 years, 220 days
12-13-1926
06-14-1959
38.
92 years, 123 days
03-20-1927
06-05-1954
39.
92 years, 108 days
04-04-1927
09-29-1946
40.
92 years, 104 days
04-08-1927
04-26-1964
41.
92 years, 2 days
07-19-1927
09-11-1963
42.
92 years
07-21-1927
05-01-1955
43.
91 years, 323 days
09-01-1927
09-24-1955
44.
91 years, 310 days
09-14-1927
06-20-1962
45.
91 years, 309 days
09-15-1927
09-17-1953
46.
91 years, 302 days
09-22-1927
07-08-1956
47.
91 years, 291 days
10-03-1927
09-30-1956
48.
91 years, 290 days
10-04-1927
06-04-1958
49.
91 years, 270 days
10-24-1927
09-30-1956
50.
91 years, 227 days
12-06-1927
09-25-1953
51.
91 years, 197 days
01-05-1928
09-29-1963
52.
91 years, 165 days
02-06-1928
04-17-1955
53.
91 years, 164 days
02-07-1928
06-12-1955
54.
91 years, 151 days
02-20-1928
08-15-1969
55.
91 years, 47 days
06-04-1928
09-27-1958
56.
91 years, 11 days
07-10-1928
07-31-1960
57.
90 years, 352 days
08-03-1928
08-04-1961
58.
90 years, 344 days
08-11-1928
09-18-1955
59.
90 years, 308 days
09-16-1928
05-11-1959
60.
90 years, 293 days
10-01-1928
08-05-1962
61.
90 years, 288 days
10-06-1928
09-19-1953
62.
90 years, 279 days
10-15-1928
05-06-1954
63.
90 years, 274 days
10-20-1928
08-02-1955
64.
90 years, 273 days
10-21-1928
05-21-1967
65.
90 years, 261 days
11-02-1928
05-08-1956
66.
90 years, 257 days
11-06-1928
09-13-1955
67.
90 years, 189 days
01-13-1929
09-05-1954
68.
90 years, 182 days
01-20-1929
05-08-1956
69.
90 years, 175 days
01-27-1929
09-25-1955
70.
90 years, 166 days
02-05-1929
10-02-1969
71.
90 years, 109 days
04-03-1929
05-19-1962
72.
90 years, 100 days
04-12-1929
05-13-1956
73.
90 years, 96 days
04-16-1929
05-12-1957
74.
90 years, 63 days
05-19-1929
10-01-1967
75.
90 years, 41 days
06-10-1929
05-02-1964
76.
90 years, 40 days
06-11-1929
05-30-1966
77.
90 years, 32 days
06-19-1929
09-22-1962
78.
90 years, 13 days
07-08-1929
09-30-1966
79.
90 years
07-21-1929
05-10-1958
80.
89 years, 358 days
07-28-1929
09-11-1961
81.
89 years, 351 days
08-04-1929
09-30-1962
82.
89 years, 348 days
08-07-1929
07-07-1967
83.
89 years, 252 days
11-11-1929
07-13-1963
84.
89 years, 232 days
12-01-1929
09-25-1954
85.
89 years, 219 days
12-14-1929
09-19-1952
86.
89 years, 218 days
12-15-1929
09-17-1966
87.
89 years, 189 days
01-13-1930
06-03-1957
88.
89 years, 188 days
01-14-1930
10-01-1961
89.
89 years, 154 days
02-17-1930
07-04-1966
90.
89 years, 143 days
02-28-1930
09-23-1959
91.
89 years, 138 days
03-05-1930
09-14-1966
92.
89 years, 136 days
03-07-1930
09-20-1959
93.
89 years, 131 days
03-12-1930
08-20-1967
94.
89 years, 127 days
03-16-1930
08-07-1963
95.
89 years, 100 days
04-12-1930
09-04-1961
96.
89 years, 81 days
05-01-1930
09-25-1956
97.
89 years, 49 days
06-02-1930
09-17-1967
98.
89 years, 26 days
06-25-1930
04-20-1954
99.
89 years, 19 days
07-02-1930
09-27-1963
100.
88 years, 346 days
08-09-1930
10-04-1964
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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