Minosa played for Cleveland in 1949 and the White Sox in 1980. He was the last player to play in five consecutive decades.
Nope, Buzzard, er, "487 Tracy." When looking at his stats it may appear that '76 was the end. And I guess it sorta pretty much was. But he was activated for two games by the White Sox in 1980.Quote: 487tracydrive
I think Minnie last played in 1976 with 8 at bats. He did hit .311 AT AGE 38. Won 3 gold gloves, and that award did not exist until he was 35 years old
Last Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 54.311) vs. CAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
In 1980, he would join the White Sox for two games and thus become one of only two five-decade players in major league history.
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Tim Tebow hit a home run on his very first at bat on the very first pitch.
Isn't is funny that the news media doesn't report that he was out his next five at bats and ended 1-6 batting 0.166.