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ChiWhiteSox1337
01-21-2004, 06:44 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/ari/news/ari_press_release.jsp?ymd=20040121&content_id=629869&vkey=pr_ari&fext=.jsp

Yeah I know this isn't the big news of the day because of the Takatsu signing but this guy has been pitching for a long time. Longer than some of us have been born.

Brian26
01-21-2004, 07:49 PM
Yeah, I'm amazed that he was able to stick around for as long as he did. He virtually flew under the radar for most of the 90's. Was he the longest tenured player in the majors? I guess Ricky Henderson had him beat by a couple of years.

MisterB
01-21-2004, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Yeah, I'm amazed that he was able to stick around for as long as he did. He virtually flew under the radar for most of the 90's. Was he the longest tenured player in the majors? I guess Ricky Henderson had him beat by a couple of years.

Henderson has it for consecutive seasons played in ('79-present), Orosco debuted in '79 as well (made the team out of ST, while Rickey was a mid-season callup) but wasn't in the majors for the '80 season.

Bisco Stu
01-22-2004, 01:41 AM
Jesse will always be cool in my book for his heroics in the 86 postseason, the best overall postseason until 2003.

34 Inch Stick
01-22-2004, 08:55 AM
If I were Orosco I would never retire. As long as I had a contract I would be out there doing my thing. He had an 800,000 contract with Arizona for this season. There are not many jobs on the outside where you can make that kind of coin.

Who was the oldest person to play a full season in the majors? 47 is near AARP card age.

Brian26
01-22-2004, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
If I were Orosco I would never retire. As long as I had a contract I would be out there doing my thing. He had an 800,000 contract with Arizona for this season. There are not many jobs on the outside where you can make that kind of coin.

Who was the oldest person to play a full season in the majors? 47 is near AARP card age.

Did Phil Neikro go longer than Nolan Ryan? I know Neikro was at least 46, and possibly 47. Charlie Hough was around 44-45, I think, when he called it quits.

kittle42
01-22-2004, 09:58 AM
What's unfortunate about this is that it leaves Roger Clemens, I believe, as the only player left from the original RBI Baseball.

kittle42
01-22-2004, 10:10 AM
Oops. Julio Franco is also in RBI Baseball.

Brian26
01-22-2004, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by kittle42
Oops. Julio Franco is also in RBI Baseball.

LOL. At least the players had names in that game, as opposed to the original Nintendo "Baseball".