Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oldest Rookie Ever

I was messing around online looking up different stats. I was checking out oldest rookies for some reason. It came up with the following entry:

Bill Hallman

DOB: 1867 -03-31 Debut: 1988-04-23 Age 121

WTF?! How could I have missed the debut of a 121 year old man in the major leagues?! My first thought was that they got the name wrong and it was actually Jamie Moyer.

Sadly, as it turns out this was an error. Bill Hallman (No relation to Bill Hall Of Fame) made his debut in 1903 at the age of 36.


Anonymous said...

Actually that is wrong also. Wrong Bill Hallman. The Bill Hallman born in 1867 was my Grandfather and he died in 1920 when my father was 11. He was in baseball long before he was 36. You can see more about him in Wikipedia or at this link http://www.hallman.com/harryhallman/baseball/

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