Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The oldest baseball player . . .

to ever appear in a game is pitcher Satchell Paige, at age 59 (in 1965), though his exact date of birth is still in question. As for a position player it would be Minnie Minoso at age 57 (in 1980) though his birth date is also un-certified.

Today, the two oldest players considered "active" are Jamie Moyer (46) and Randy Johnson (45) as of opening day 2009. The oldest living former baseball player is Tony Malinosky, born in 1909 and played in 1937.

While all of that might be true (or at least according to internet resources) . . . I present Dave Magadan - the "unofficial" oldest player ever to put on a major league uniform.
According to his Studio 91 card, he was born in 1862 ! Thereby making him a 124 year old Rookie (when he entered the league in 1986).
At that age it is unfair to classify him as "slow", stealing only 11 bases and chugging his way to 13 triples in 16 years in the majors.
If Studio 91 is correct then he was 139 years old when he left the game to "retire" in Tampa Florida. Good for him . . . it was about time he left the game . . .

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