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Can you name the oldest MLB pitchers who all played their final games over the age of 45?
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# = He batted only in 1933 but his last game pitching was in 1924.
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Date of Last Game (Team)
September 25, 1965 (Athletics)
October 1, 1933 (Senators)
July 7, 1933 (Reds)
April 17, 2012 (Rockies)
July 10, 1972 (Dodgers)
September 27, 1987 (Braves)
August 26, 1921 (Phillies)
September 22, 1993 (Rangers)
September 27, 2003 (Twins)
July 26, 1994 (Marlins)
May 25, 1989 (Yankees)
September 7, 1945 (Reds)
October 4, 2009 (Giants)
September 16, 2007 (Yankees)
September 21, 1983 (Royals)
May 10, 1939 (Browns)
May 19, 1946 (White Sox)
September 25, 2011 (Red Sox)
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Sep 24th, 2009 at 00:59 GMT
Satchel Paige didn't retire in 1995.
Sep 24th, 2009 at 01:00 GMT
And for some reason, it didn't give me Hoyt Wilhelm when I put in "Wilhelm."
Nov 28th, 2009 at 02:07 GMT
I echo both those comments.
Dec 6th, 2009 at 17:09 GMT
Paige is the only player I know of that has played after he's died.
Dec 6th, 2009 at 17:19 GMT
haha nice one ned. yeah it was 1965.
Game published: Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:15 GMT
Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:21 GMT
The one who retired in 1993 was with the Rangers, not the Mets
Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:23 GMT
Who plays baseball until their 59? Oh, that's right Satchel Paige
Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:29 GMT
I wonder how tommy john feels about being more known for the surgery named after him rather than his pitching accomplishments.
Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:42 GMT
@teddy144: And even then he was blowing it by hitters.
Feb 17th, 2012 at 21:45 GMT
Congrats to mikefromthepike for your first publication!
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Feb 17th, 2012 at 22:17 GMT
Irony: Cy YOUNG just missed this list, retiring at age 44.
Feb 17th, 2012 at 22:35 GMT
@alanis mustango, how is that irony?
Feb 17th, 2012 at 22:42 GMT
The Sept. 27, 1987 hurler last pitched in the other league in with his original professional team not the the Jays.
Feb 17th, 2012 at 22:51 GMT
I can't find any evidence that Altrock was pitching in the game he was 57. He batted mostly because it was an 11 inning game. But he's not listed as a pitcher. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WS1/WS1193310010.shtml I think that should matter. He would still make the list, but it's confusing to have him listed at 57 instead of 47. The list also cut out Kaiser Wilhelm who was 47 also.
Feb 17th, 2012 at 23:18 GMT
Would've thought 'Iron Man' Joe McGinnity would have been on here, but no, his HOF career ended at age 37. ...Well, in the majors. He kept pitching in the minors until 54. Incredulous.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 00:56 GMT
It was said Satchel Paige could throw a pork chop past a wolf.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 00:58 GMT
Looks like Old Hoss Radbourn wasn't as old as he'd have you believe.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 02:42 GMT
Not many guys on this list with fastballs between 80 and 95 mph.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 02:45 GMT
I thought Terry Mulholland would make the list, because it seemed to me that he pitched FOREVER. Turns out he was 43 when he retired.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 16:33 GMT
That was satchel paige's "listed" age.
Feb 18th, 2012 at 20:37 GMT
John Franco just missed this list by a few months
Feb 18th, 2012 at 20:38 GMT
Wakefield wishes he was throwing a 75mph heater! (not knocking him, if anything I'm tipping my cap)
Feb 18th, 2012 at 22:38 GMT
According to baseball-reference.com, Hod Lisenbee was the last player born in the 1800's to play in the majors - and he pitched a few years in the minors after his last major league appearance.
Feb 19th, 2012 at 05:37 GMT
I love that Randy Johnson is slightly ahead of Tommy John when TJ is a freebie if you type last names only.
Feb 19th, 2012 at 20:09 GMT
@jorgecostanza if you type quick enough, you can get Johnson in without getting credit for John. Also, we might add R.A. Dickey to this list down the road...the knuckleballers tend to hang around for a while.
Feb 20th, 2012 at 14:54 GMT
So THAT's what happened to Kaiser Wilhelm after the Great War.
Feb 21st, 2012 at 03:15 GMT
Through a game I played for many years on Rotojunkie.com and a ton of research into the MLB, I consider myself highly knowledgeable of thousands of players. Yet, I have never heard of Kaiser Wilhelm and Hod Lisenbee.
Feb 23rd, 2012 at 18:26 GMT
I knew Fidel Castro played ball, but this is the first I'd heard about Kaiser Wilhelm.
Feb 26th, 2012 at 04:58 GMT
Jamie Moyer hasn't retired yet. he signed a deal with the Rockies.
Mar 11th, 2012 at 03:23 GMT
I guess Kaiser Wilhelm had nothing better do after losing World War I.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 19:32 GMT
I feel bad for the guy who was named Kaiser Wilhelm and played right after WWI.
Oct 14th, 2012 at 23:39 GMT
How many quizzes will get you two answers for guessing "Wilhelm"?
Dec 19th, 2012 at 05:26 GMT
You can remove the asterisk from Jamie Moyer - he pitched in 2012 for the Rockies.
Dec 19th, 2012 at 06:31 GMT
I can't believe that there are 1.3% of Sporclers who still type first names.
Dec 19th, 2012 at 18:57 GMT
I tried every possible spelling for Terry Mulholland (as I remember him being on the 2003 Twins)- didn't remember Orosco though.
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