The oldest living major league baseball player Chuck Stevens died on Memorial Day at the age of 99. Stevens played first base for the St. Louis Browns in parts of 1941, 1946 and 1948. After spending the 1942 season in the minor leagues he spent three years in the Air Force during World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He came back and played parts of 1946 and 1948 before going back to the minors where he finished his career in 1954.
The switch-hitting Stevens was a good defensive player but lacked power at the plate which kept him from more playing time at the big league level. His overall stats- 4 home runs, 55 RBI with a .251 career batting average. He was the first hitter to get a hit off of the great Satchel Paige when Paige got to the major leagues in 1948.
Stevens also appeared in two baseball movies- The Stratton Story and The Winning Team.
The oldest living MLB player is now Fred Caligiuri who is 99- born October 22, 1918.