Baseball is a young person’s sport, but it’s just as much a veteran’s sport, too. No team has experienced these highs and lows more recently than the Toronto Blue Jays.
In 2017, they had the oldest average age of position players in baseball at 31-years-old. Last year, they had the youngest average age of position players in baseball at 25.9-years-old. On three occasions, the Blue Jays had the oldest active player in baseball (2016, 2015 and 2012).
As much as the youngsters have taken over in Toronto, there’s value in having an elder statesman on the field and inside the clubhouse. I’m reminded of this after it was reported that 39-year-old Jose Bautista is attempting a comeback as a two-way position player.
Joey Bats wasn’t the oldest player to suit up for the Blue Jays, but the team employed several 40-plus baseball players in the past. Out of bizarre curiosity, I looked up the oldest players to wear a Toronto Blue Jays uniform.
10. Dave Parker (40 years, 3 months, 7 days)
Dave Parker finished his 19-year career as a member of the 1991 Toronto Blue Jays. He was released in September 1991 by the California Angels, and …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation