MLB History: Five Oldest Pitchers to Hit a Homerun

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2) Dazzy Vance

Bryce Harper being presented with the NL MVP Award. Vance won this award in the 1924 season as a part of the Brooklyn Robins.

Vance is the first of the two really old time players on this list.

Vance made his debut on April 16, 1915 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before he could be acclimated to the steel city however, he was traded to the city that never sleeps with the New York Yankees. After a disastrous start with the former Highlanders, Vance took a hiatus from baseball until 1918. His time with the club in ’18 proved to be even more disastrous. In just 2.1 innings pitched, he accumulated an ERA of 15.43. After a dismal start to his career, Vance took another hiatus and did not return to baseball until 1922 with the Brooklyn Robins.

His time with the Robins proved to be much more successful, both on the mound and at the plate. In his first season, Vance accumulated a stellar 20 hits. His hitting success carried over into his second season with the Robins, in which Vance smacked his first home run as a major leaguer.

Vance’s final home run as a major leaguer came in his penultimate season.

On September 12, 1934, Dazzy Vance hit his seventh and final major league home run. He was aged 43 years, 6 months and 8 days.

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