Friday, October 16, 2009

Last active players from relocated teams

While poking around the internet, I found the following players to be the last active player from these teams:

Boston Braves (1952) - Eddie Mathews (1968 Tigers)

St. Louis Browns (1953) - Don Larsen (1967 Cubs)

Philadelphia A's (1954) - Vic Power (1965 Angels)

Brooklyn Dodgers (1957) - Bob Aspromonte (1971 Mets)

New York Giants (1957) - Willie Mays (1973 Mets)

Washington Senators (1960) - Jim Kaat (1983 Cardinals)

(Jim Kaat outlasted Harmon Killebrew (who was my guess) by 8 years!)


Dean Family said...

How about the Kansas City A's? Bert Campaneris?

Jim from Downingtown said...

I'll check that out for the second wave of teams (1965 Milwaukee Braves, 1967 Kansas City Athletics, 1969 Seattle Pilots, 1971 Washington Senators).

Jim from Downingtown said...


The last remaining Kansas City Athletic was Reggie Jackson. His only season in Kansas City was 1967, and he retired after the 1987 season (with the A's).

Next was Rick Monday ('84 Dodgers) and Bert Campaneris ('83 Yankees).

Jim from Downingtown said...

The last active Seattle Pilot was shortstop Fred Stanley, with the 1982 Oakland Athletics.