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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsKarl SwansonKarl Edward SwansonBorn: Dec. 17, 1900 in N. Henderson, Ill.Died: April 3, 2002Debut: 1928 | Pos: 2BYrGABRHHRRBISBBA2246529063.138>> Visit theKarl Swanson biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.At the time he died on April3, 2002, Karl Swason was the oldest living former Major League Baseballplayer. After his career, Swansonand his wife owned a small grocery store in Rock Island, Ill., and he workedas a scout with Brooklyn and the Chicago Cubs.Swanson played in 24 gamesover two seasons with the Chicago White Sox, collected 9 hits in 65 at-bats.He also played minor league baseball for nine seasons in Iowa and Illinois. RalphErickson, who pitched with the Pirates in 1929 and 1930, becamebaseball’s oldest living player until his death on June 27, 2002 at 100. Sources: Total Baseball,baseball-legends.com