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It's 269 (wins) now, including one at age 49, making him the oldest pitcher in big-league history to win a game. You're not on the Hall of Fame ballot until 5 years after your last game. So if he returns once more, this time as a knuckleballer, the clock restarts.
"I don't think he's gonna make the Hall of Fame," Platt said. "Jim Kaat is out there, Tommy John is out there. Jamie's ERA would be the highest in the Hall.
I just thought of something. When Adrian Beltre debuted, he was the youngest player, so he could have been the first player younger than Person X. But then he turned out to be a year older than realized, and now he's had a long career. So he could also end up as the last player older than Person X! Is that right?
Who was the first big-leaguer younger than you? Who was/is the last one older than you?
The ballot warns against considering individual achievements (no-hitters, perfect games, etc.) but being the oldest pitcher to ever win a big-league game has to count for something.
For those saying Wilson Betemit, when he debuted at age 19, he was reportedly 21. So you wouldn't have noticed him as being younger than you at the time.
mays career ended in 1973. you were 26. willie was 42
Is there a baseball-reference list of birth dates? Or do you savants all just know this stuff?
Felix Hernandez was the first one younger than me, tons of players older still.
So far only three this year (Mariano, Darren Oliver and Giambi).
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