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baseball-reference.com help, please ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jr/shotglass, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I'm looking to make a list of the oldest players in major-league baseball history to go with a Sunday feature on Jamie Moyer. (And, of course, I'm not going to use Wikipedia as a source.)

    Does anyone know how to form the query to get that list on baseball-reference.com?
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Another helpful list:

  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That helped immensely. :)
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, 40 was the youngest oldest player every year since the AL formed.
  6. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Who's going to be the oldest in the AL now that Wakefield is retired?

    Nevermind. It's Omar Vizquel. He's 44.
  7. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Fun little list to review...I like that Nick Altrock appears five times as the oldest player, but never in consecutive years between 1919 and 1933. He was essentially a coach who would get into a game every few years as a pinch-hitter or emergency pitcher.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    How about Jim O'Rourke catching a game at age 53 with the 1904 Giants?
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    They didn't squat back then.
  10. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I was more impressed he called his son Queenie.
  11. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    This is actually better...


    The above list just shows the oldest player. So if a guy was second oldest every year, he wouldn't show up. This shows everyone who was at least 43 during his last season.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Sportjack, but I saw Mike Dunleavy do that for the Bucks in 1990. He had been retired for like four years and was an assistant coach when they found themselves in a pinch. The game I saw, not only did he play, he attempted the three-pointer that would have tied it against the Knicks. Missed by about five feet.

    Six months later he was coaching the Lakers.
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