The 500 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.
The 500 Oldest Major League Baseball Players
Did you know that the list of 500 oldest living baseball players includes 17 Hall of Fame players? They are in order from oldest to youngest: Tommy Lasorda , Whitey Ford , Willie Mays , Whitey Herzog , Hank Aaron , Luis Aparicio , Al Kaline , Bob Gibson , Sandy Koufax , Bill Mazeroski , Brooks Robinson , Orlando Cepeda , Juan Marichal , Billy Williams , Gaylord Perry , Phil Niekro , Lou Brock .
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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