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Ralph Erickson

Ralph Leif Erickson
Born: June 25, 1902 in Dubois, Idaho 
Died: June 27, 2002
Debut: 1929 | Pos: P
Ht: 6’1″ | Wt: 175 | B: L | T: L

Yrs W L G SV IP SO ERA
2 1 0 8 0 15 2 8.40

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On April 3, 2002, with the death of Karl Swanson, Ralph Erickson became baseball’s oldest living player. Two days after his 100th birthday on June 25, 2002, Ralph Erickson died.

His major league career was brief — 15 innings pitched in 8 games over two seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1929 and 1930. He is credited with a no hitter on June 21, 1933 while pitching for Shreveport of the Texas League. He won the game, 2-0, against Houston, beating opposing pitcher Dizzy Dean.

Sources: Baseball Encyclopedia