Welcome, Yankee Hank Workman: Updating 100 Oldest Major Leaguers

Posted April 28th, 2014 by Tom Owens and filed in 100 oldest major leaguers, Hank Workman, www.Baseball-Almanac.com
Hurray for
www.baseball-almanac.com!
Meet the newcomer, Mister #100

Give a standing ovation to the “Baseball Almanac” website!

If you want to try to reach baseball’s oldest alums, do it now. The website has great resources on each survivor.
Last week, we saw Mike Sandlock take over the top spot. The “rookies” who’ve been added are only 88 years old each.
Write them while you can!

Mike Sandlock Oldest Surviving Major Leaguer!

Find great authentic autograph
examples, career stats and
other super insights at
www.baseball-almanac.com.

I got Mike Sandlock in 2010!

With the passing of 2010 of 102-year-old Connie Marrero this week, former catcher Mike is now baseball’s senior alum at a mere 98 years young.
As you’ll see by the letter above, I think Sandlock’s crown should proclaim him as “oldest and FUNNIEST former player.”
And the ever-trusty www.sportscollectors.net reported responses from Sandlock this month. Get him while you can.
For more great background on Sandlock, check out this stellar two-part profile by John Dreker at the “Pirates Prospects” blog.

AAGPBL Women Still Signing

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Tom Owens and filed in AAGPBL, Harvey Meiselman, Jimmie Fox, Max Carey

Hit an early-season autograph slump?

Harvey Meiselman’s baseball address list has an unrivaled collection of addresses for retirees who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Imagine having your great-granny playing for Hall of Famers Max Carey or Jimmie Foxx. Forget the corny League of Their Own movie. These women were serious players. 
Write to one, and you’ll find out. The retirees still able correspond with fans like they’re kin. I’ve seen many on limited incomes who’ll shell out for cards and photos to send those who write. They answer questions and show gratitude to all baseball fans.
What to send? Custom card makers, check out www.aagpbl.org for inspiration.
Trouble is, the “girls” leaguer numbers are thinning fast. The league disbanded in 1954. The youngest player ever was 15. Do the math.
Write them while you can.