As legendary Cubs public address announcer Pat Pieper would say, “Attention! Attention please! Please have your pencils and scorecards ready…”
Here is the lineup of the most seasoned players and coaches still active in their sports today*:
Manager – Terry Collins, New York Mets, 67 years old
Coach - Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs, 67 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
Do you know a seasoned sports fan who has loved sports their whole lives? Tell us about them!
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!