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Jack McKeon Is REALLY Old, Part Deux

Just how old is Jack McKeon? The Wall Street Journal tells us that in only six steps, McKeon can be connected to the beginning of major league baseball:

McKeon began his baseball career in 1949 as an 18-year-old catcher for the minor-league Greenville Pirates. His manager there, former major-league pitcher Walt Tauscher, appeared in just 23 games in the bigs, but a few of them were with the 1931 Washington Senators, which had a 41-year-old future Hall of Fame outfielder named Sam Rice.

In 1915, Rice's first big-league manager was Clark Griffith, another eventual Hall of Famer. Griffith spent his best years as a player with what is now the Chicago Cubs franchise, whose legendary player-manager was Cap Anson. And he, in turn, hit .356 for pennant-winning Chicago in 1876, the first season of the National League.

Kevin Bacon would be proud.

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