Oldest Living MLB Player

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The appropriately named George Elder became the oldest living person to have played in the MLB on October 4, 2021, following the death of 100-year-old Eddie Robinson. Elder was born on March 10, 1921 and is currently 100 years old.

Oldest Living MLB Player[edit]

The following is a list of the people who have held the title of oldest living MLB player.

From To Name Lived Years Played
May 4, 1871 May 5, 1871 Bill Lennon January, 1845 - August 19, 1910 1871 - 1873
May 5, 1871 October 30, 1871 Harry Wright January 10, 1835 - October 3, 1895 1871 - 1877
October 30, 1871 February 23, 1900 Nate Berkenstock 1831 - February 23, 1900 1871 - 1871
February 23, 1900 September 18, 1908 Dickey Pearce February 29, 1836 - September 18, 1908 1871 - 1877
September 18, 1908 September 15, 1912 Al Barker January 18, 1839 - September 15, 1912 1871 - 1871
September 15, 1912 January 14, 1928 Al Reach May 25, 1840 - January 14, 1928 1871 - 1875
January 14, 1928 April 28, 1928 Harry Berthrong January 1, 1844 - April 28, 1928 1871 - 1871
April 28, 1928 May 24, 1933 Phonney Martin August 4, 1845 - May 24, 1933 1872 - 1873
May 24, 1933 February 28, 1935 Harry Schafer August 14, 1846 - February 28, 1935 1871 - 1878
February 28, 1935 August 21, 1937 George Wright January 28, 1847 - August 21, 1937 1871 - 1882
August 21, 1937 May 31, 1944 John McKelvey August 27, 1847 - May 31, 1944 1875 - 1875
May 31, 1944 July 3, 1948 Charles Witherow April, 1852 - July 3, 1948 1875 - 1875
July 3, 1948 May 31, 1955 Henry Jones May 10, 1857 - May 31, 1955 1884 - 1884
May 31, 1955 October 31, 1956 John Leighton October 4, 1861 - October 31, 1956 1890 - 1890
October 31, 1956 December 15, 1961 Billy Hoy May 23, 1862 - December 15, 1961 1888 - 1902
December 15, 1961 May 8, 1962 Buster Burrell December 22, 1866 - May 8, 1962 1891 - 1897
May 8, 1962 August 10, 1963 Bill Kinsler November 9, 1867 - August 10, 1963 1893 - 1893
August 10, 1963 January 17, 1964 John Grimes April 17, 1869 - January 17, 1964 1897 - 1897
January 17, 1964 August 19, 1969 John Hollison May 3, 1870 - August 19, 1969 1892 - 1892
August 19, 1969 May 8, 1973 Ralph Miller March 15, 1873 - May 8, 1973 1898 - 1899
May 8, 1973 October 2, 1975 Charlie Emig April 5, 1875 - October 2, 1975 1896 - 1896
October 2, 1975 September 19, 1977 Paddy Livingston January 14, 1880 - September 19, 1977 1901 - 1917
September 19, 1977 April 12, 1979 Sam Edmonston August 30, 1883 - April 12, 1979 1907 - 1907
April 12, 1979 March 25, 1981 Red Morgan October 6, 1883 - March 25, 1981 1906 - 1906
March 25, 1981 December 13, 1981 Jack Snyder October 6, 1886 - December 13, 1981 1914 - 1917
December 13, 1981 March 9, 1983 Carl Manda November 16, 1886 - March 9, 1983 1914 - 1914
March 9, 1983 August 31, 1988 John Daley May 25, 1887 - August 31, 1988 1912 - 1912
August 31, 1988 December 15, 1990 Bill Otis December 24, 1889 - December 15, 1990 1912 - 1912
December 15, 1990 September 17, 1998 Chet Hoff May 8, 1891 - September 17, 1998 1911 - 1915
September 17, 1998 October 29, 2006 Si Simmons October 14, 1895 - October 29, 2006 1926
October 29, 2006 April 30, 2011 Emilio Navarro September 26, 1905 - April 30, 2011 1928-1929
April 30, 2011 April 23, 2014 Connie Marrero April 25, 1911 - April 23, 2014 1950 - 1954
April 23, 2014 April 4, 2016 Mike Sandlock October 17, 1915 - April 4, 2016 1942 - 1953
April 4, 2016 November 4, 2016 Eddie Carnett October 21, 1916 - November 4, 2016 1941 - 1945
November 4, 2016 November 13, 2017 Bobby Doerr April 7, 1918 - November 13, 2017 1937 - 1951
November 13, 2017 May 28, 2018 Chuck Stevens July 10, 1918 - May 28, 2018 1941 - 1948
May 28, 2018 November 30, 2018 Fred Caligiuri October 22, 1918 - November 30, 2018 1941 - 1942
November 30, 2018 August 26, 2019 Tom Jordan September 5, 1919 - August 26, 2019 1944 - 1948
August 26, 2019 November 21, 2019 Val Heim November 4, 1920 - November 21, 2019 1942
November 21, 2019 October 4, 2021 Eddie Robinson December 15, 1920 - October 4, 2021 1942 - 1957
October 4, 2021 George Elder March 10, 1921 - 1949

Current Ten Oldest Players[edit]

Name Birthdate Years Played
George Elder March 10, 1921 1949
Art Schallock April 25, 1924 1951 - 1955
Bill Greason September 3, 1924 1954
Larry Miggins August 20, 1925 1948 - 1952
Paul Hinrichs August 31, 1925 1951 - 1951
Bobby Shantz September 26, 1925 1949 - 1964
Chris Haughey October 3, 1925 1943 - 1943
Frank Saucier May 28, 1926 1951 - 1951
Bobby Morgan June 29, 1926 1950 - 1958
Ed Mickelson September 9, 1926 1950 - 1957

Hall of Famers[edit]

The oldest living Hall of Famer is Willie Mays (born May 6, 1931). He inherited the title from Tommy Lasorda when he passed away on January 7, 2021.