Jerome: Fullerton native Bob Ross on oldest living ballplayers list
From SABR member David Jerome at the Orange County Register on December 3, 2017:
It’s been more than 60 years since Bob Ross threw his last major league pitch, but recently the baseball world has again taken notice of the former Fullerton hurler.
Earlier this year, Ross appeared on Baseball Almanac’s list of the 100 Oldest Living Baseball Players. At 89 years, 35 days old, Ross currently holds down the No. 94 spot on the list, just below Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, who beats out Ross by 12 days.
Ross also became the second player with a Fullerton connection on Baseball Almanac’s list. Longtime Fullerton resident Tom Lasorda currently occupies the No. 69 spot at 90 years, 76 days old.
When asked how he felt about being on the list, Ross said, “It’s a nice thing. I don’t really feel that old, but I guess I am. I told some of my friends about it, and we all had a good laugh.”
- Related link: Read the SABR biography for Bob Ross
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