Jim Eriotes

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James Eriotes

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Biographical information[edit]

83-year-old Jim Eriotes appeared in one game for the Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent American Association, becoming the oldest professional baseball player ever to have a plate appearance - until Buck O'Neil broke the record a few weeks later. Ted Radcliffe is the oldest pro ballplayer without qualification, tossing a pitch for the Schaumburg Flyers at 96 years old in 1999.

Facing the St. Joe Blacksnakes on July 12, 2006, Eriotes led off the game as the designated hitter, seeing four pitches from Jesen Merle and eventually striking out. He did make contact, fouling one ball off.

He had previously played in the minor leagues for the 1947 Griffin Pimientos and the 1948 Miami Owls.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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