Oldest Living Major-League Baseball Players

This list includes every major-league baseball player born on or before 31 December 1927 who is alive. They are listed in order from oldest to youngest.

Players who accumulated fewer than 200 at bats and 50 innings pitched are in normal type. Players with more than 200 at bats or 50 innings pitched are in bold. Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame are in BOLD CAPS.

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RankNameBornYears of ServicePitcher?
1George Elder3/10/19211949No
2Eddie Basinski11/4/19221944-47No
3Art Schallock4/25/19241951-55Yes
4Bill Greason9/3/19241954Yes
5Larry Miggins8/20/19251948, 1952No
6Paul Hinrichs8/31/19251951Yes
7Bobby Shantz9/26/19251949-64Yes
8Chris Haughey10/3/19251943Yes
9Frank Saucier5/28/19261951No
10Bobby Morgan6/29/19261950, 1952-58No
11Ed Mickelson9/9/19261950, 1953, 1957No
12Carl Erskine12/13/19261948-59Yes
13Jim Willis3/20/19271953-54Yes
14Charlie Maxwell4/8/19271950-64No
15Billy Gardner7/19/19271954-63No
16Dave Hillman9/14/19271955-62Yes
17Bill Harrington10/3/19271953, 1955-56Yes
18Bob Kelly10/4/19271951-58Yes
19Tommy Brown12/6/19271944-45, 1947-53Yes

Recent Deaths

NameBornDiedYears of ServicePitcher?
Tim Thompson3/1/192410/25/20211954-58No
Eddie Robinson12/15/192010/4/20211942-57No
Cloyd Boyer9/1/19279/20/20211949-55Yes
Johnny Groth7/23/19268/7/20211946-60No
Bobby Brown10/25/19243/25/20211946-54No
Al Naples8/29/19262/26/20211949No
Wayne Terwilliger6/27/19252/3/20211949-51, 1953-56, 1959-60No
Billy DeMars8/26/192512/10/20201948, 1950-51No

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