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All-Star Seniors Week: Just don't call them Old Timers!

Posted by Janet Takehara on Jul 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

As legendary Cubs public address announcer Pat Pieper would say, “Attention! Attention please! Please have your pencils and scorecards ready…” 

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Here is the lineup of the most seasoned players and coaches still active in their sports today*: 

baseball_clip_art_15911.jpg  Major League Baseball

                Player – Bartolo Colon, New York Mets, 43 years old                  

                Manager – Terry Collins, New York Mets, 67 years old 

basketball_clip_art_15740.jpg  National Basketball Association

                Player – Andre Miller, San Antonio Spurs, 40 years old

                Coach - Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs, 67 years old 

kid-basketball-player-clipart-4756718_orig.gif  Women’s National Basketball Association

                Player – Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever, 36 years old

                Coach – Mike Thibault, Washington Mystics, 65 years old

football-clip-art-football-clip-art-5-e1346675278471.png  National Football League

                Player – Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts, 43 years old

                Coach – Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, 64 years old 

Hockey-clipart-clipart-cliparts-for-you.jpg  National Hockey League

                Player – Jaromir Jágr, Florida Panthers, 44 years old

                Coach – Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Blues, 64 years old 

Satchel Paige (who was over 40 years old the entire time he played in the major leagues) famously said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” Here’s hoping these athletes and leaders don’t hear footsteps for a long time to come!

*as of this writing

 

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In honor of the All-Star Game we will be highlighting all-star seniors and some intergenerational relationships every day this week on our blog and on social media! These seniors are retired or "senior" athletes and inspirational older adults who we can learn a thing or two from. Stay tuned! 

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