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Who is the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer? – NBC 6 South Florida

Who is the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer?  – NBC 6 South Florida

Baseball lost one of its greatest icons on Tuesday.

San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays died at the age of 93, prompting an outpouring of tributes to the beloved Hall of Famer.

Mays, who was inducted into Cooperstown in 1979 after a 22-year playing career, was the oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

He inherited the title in January 2021 at the age of 89 when former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93.

Who is the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer?

Now that Mays has passed away, the title of oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer is now held by former shortstop Luis Aparicio, who is 90 years old.

Born in Venezuela in 1934, Aparicio spent 18 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. The 1956 Rookie of the Year had 2,677 career hits and led the league in stolen bases for nine consecutive seasons.

A 13-time All-Star, Aparicio won nine Gold Glove awards and was part of the 1966 Orioles team that won the World Series. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984, becoming the first native of Venezuela to be enshrined.

Luis Aparicio
Chicago White Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio stands at Yankee Stadium during a 1959 game against New York. (Getty)

In April, Aparicio became the second-oldest living Hall of Famer, after Mays, following the death of former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, who was 92.

Here are the current oldest living members of those enshrined in Cooperstown, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Luis Aparicio, 90 (April 29, 1934)
  • Bud Selig, 89 (July 30, 1934)
  • Sandy Koufax, 88 (December 30, 1935)
  • Bill Mazeroski, 87 (September 5, 1936)
  • Pat Gillick, 86 (August 22, 1937)
  • Orlando Cepeda, 86 (September 17, 1937)
  • Juan Marichal, 86 (October 20, 1937)
  • Billy Williams, 86 (June 15, 1938)
  • Tony Oliva, 85 (July 20, 1938)
  • Jim Katt, 85 (November 7, 1938)



Baseball legend Willie Mays died at his home on Tuesday and this is how Giants announcer Jon Miller broke the news during the team’s broadcast.