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The fourth Oldest Major Leaguer, Freddy Schmidt, died at the spry age of 96.

Connie Marrero, Ace Parker & Mike Sandlock are the three that are older than him, so that should save you a Google search.

Schmidt wasn’t old enough to play with, say Honus Wagner.  He didn’t even get a chance to have Ty Cobb kick his dog.  But Phil Rizzuto lent him money from The Money Store once.

Schmidt, shown here re-telling his classic story about giving simultaneous hand-jobs in the bullpen.

Schmidt, shown here re-telling his classic story about giving simultaneous hand-jobs in the bullpen.

Years ago, he was discovered when he was working at a foundry when the Cardinals sent him an invitation to a public tryout…. I don’t think they do it that way any more… do they?  How do I get this invite?  I’ll learn ‘em something about how to play the game!  No one can beat my intimidating strategy of not being able to throw from the mound to the plate.  When they see how long it takes me to get to first, they’ll all say, “clearly, he doesn’t have to run fast!”  And nothing will say confidence like being able to drop a fly ball without breaking a sweat…. But I digress.

Schmidt is survived by Connie Marrero, Ace Parker & Mike Sandlock.

This hit goes to: Joanne!  Yes, another rookie on the board!  I think that babysitter just might be losing some of the swagger he had during his big 10-points-to-nothing lead.

There’s now a 5-way tie at 10 points.  Jami still holds the lead… but you will note that she’s not telling anyone to be running scared or anything… This ain’t her 1st time at the rodeo.

Happy Pooling,
SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami – 20 – (Larry Hagman – 20)

Joanne – 10 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 10 – (Marvin Miller – 10)

Gainna – 10 – (Lucille Bliss – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

Babysitter – 10 (Clive Dunn – 10)

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