MLB Miscellany: An All-Star Lineup of Ex-Major Leaguers 90 and Older

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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The recent death of Lonny Frey just weeks after he turned 99 got me wondering about other elderly former ballplayers. A quick visit to Wikipedia produced a list of the ex-major leaguers who are 90 and up, and from there it was an easy process to put together an All-Star lineup for these guys, practically all of whom starred in the '40s. Here goes: Catcher: Mike Sandlock, who spent some time with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves (yes, the Braves). First base: Phil Cavaretta, who helped the Cubs get to their most recent World Series, in 1945 and '38, and starred both times. Second base: Bobby Doerr, the Red Sox star alongside Ted Williams who's still a Fenway mainstay. Shortstop: Marty Marion. (Eddie Joost, the runner-up here, was also on multiple All-Star teams, playing most ...

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