On September 17, 1998 — At the age of 107, Chet Hoff dies in Daytona Beach, Florida, giving the southpaw the longest life span of any major leaguer. ‘Red’ played for the New York Highlanders (1911-13) and St. Louis Browns (1915), compiling a 2-4, 2.49 record before WW I ended his playing career.

 


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