Si Simmons, Baseball’s Oldest Old-Timer, Dies at 111 – New York Times

Si Simmons, the oldest professional baseball player, died Oct. 29. He was 111 years old.

To say he “saw it all” might sound a little cliched, but just think for a moment.

Born in 1895, he witnessed some amazing things over the course of 100+ years, in no particular order:

  • Electric power as a staple of home life
  • The automobile as an everyday “utensil”
  • Radio and television as “essentials”
  • Internet
  • Two World Wars, plus Korea, Vietnam, and everything that followed
  • Flight
  • Space flight
  • Twenty presidential administrations

Not to mention the fads and fashions during that span.

Of course, as an African-America he probably saw much of this at a distance.

Si Simmons, Baseball’s Oldest Old-Timer, Dies at 111

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