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    Elwood Dowd

    The last major league player older than me was Charlie Hough, a knuckleballer who retired "young" (at only 46) in 1994.

    For the record, the first player younger than me was Don Gullett.

    Hough and Gullett both debuted in 1970.  Gullett's career was over by 1978.

    You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen
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    by N in Seattle on Thu May 10, 2007 at 03:12:08 PM PDT

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    •  Don Gullett (1+ / 0-)
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      N in Seattle

      Gullett's career was over by 1978.

      Joining the Yankees seems to destroy the careers of about half the pitchers who do.  Ed Whitson, anyone?

      "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'I need to quit drinking!'" - Greasy Grant

      by Greasy Grant on Thu May 10, 2007 at 03:17:16 PM PDT

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      I think the first player younger than me was...Fred Manrique. I had no idea of this when I used to watch White Sox games at Comiskey back in the late '80s.

      I think Bill James once listed him as a Ken Phelps All Star.

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