Young and Oldest To Hit Home Runs In Each Position

According to David Vincent, as of 4/23/2004 these players hold the records for being the youngest and oldest to hit a home run in a major-league game at each position.

 

According to David Vincent, as of 4/23/2004 these players hold the records for being the youngest and oldest to hit a home run in a major-league game at each position.

 

Position: Pitchers

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Scott Stratton 18.201 04/21/1888

Monte Ward 18.208 09/27/1878

Larry Dierker 18.315 08/03/1965

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Jack Quinn 46.357 06/27/1930

Dazzy Vance 43.192 09/12/1934

Phil Niekro 43.183 10/01/1982

 

Position: Catcher

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Lew Brown 18.169 07/20/1876

Lew Brown 18.205 08/25/1876

Ed Kirkpatrick 18.280 07/15/1963

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Carlton Fisk 45.102 04/07/1993

Carlton Fisk 44.241 08/24/1992

Carlton Fisk 44.221 08/04/1992

 

Position: First Base

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Phil Cavarretta 18.068 09/25/1934

Milt Scott 18.134 05/31/1884

Milt Scott 18.143 06/09/1884

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Cap Anson 45.169 10/03/1897

Cap Anson 45.169 10/03/1897

Cap Anson 45.063 06/19/1897

 

Position: Second Base

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Billy Consolo 18.348 08/01/1953

Lou Klimchock 18.348 09/28/1958

Bobby Doerr 19.018 04/25/1937

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Jimmy Dykes 41.287 08/24/1938

Nap Lajoie 41.240 05/03/1916

Rogers Hornsby 40.359 04/21/1937

 

Position: Third Base

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Wayne Causey 18.173 06/17/1955

Bill Southworth 18.328 10/04/1964

Harmon Killebrew 18.360 06/24/1955

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Graig Nettles 42.312 06/28/1987

Graig Nettles 42.311 06/27/1987

Darrell Evans 42.071 08/05/1989

 

Position:  Short Stop

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Tommy Brown 17.257 08/20/1945

Tommy Brown 17.262 08/25/1945

Lew Malone 18.174 09/03/1915

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Luke Appling 42.146 08/26/1949

Honus Wagner 42.127 07/01/1916

Luke Appling 42.120 07/31/1949

 

Position:  Left Field

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

John Kelty 19.044 04/23/1890

Mel Ott 19.055 04/26/1928

Mel Ott 19.058 04/29/1928

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Rickey Henderson 45.207 07/20/2003

Rickey Henderson 45.205 07/18/2003

Rickey Henderson 44.235 08/17/2002

 

Position: Center Field

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Mel Ott 18.138 07/18/1927

Ty Cobb 18.279 09/23/1905

Al Kaline 18.281 09/26/1953

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Rickey Henderson 44.123 04/27/2002

Willie Mays 42.070 07/15/1973

Willie Mays 42.059 07/04/1973

 

Position: Right Field

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Danny Murphy 18.021 09/13/1960

Ed Kranepool 18.219 06/15/1963

Jimmy Sheckard 18.298 09/17/1897

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Sam Rice 44.115 06/15/1934

Enos Slaughter 43.083 07/19/1959

Enos Slaughter 43.083 07/19/1959

 

Position: Designated Hitter

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Lloyd Moseby 20.201 05/25/1980

Marc Newfield 20.265 07/11/1993

Juan Gonzalez 20.326 09/11/1990

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Carl Yastrzemski 44.019 09/10/1983

Carl Yastrzemski 43.343 07/31/1983

Carl Yastrzemski 43.342 07/30/1983

 

Position: Pinch Hitter

 

Youngest Home Runs

 

Jerry Moses 18.289 05/25/1965

Adrian Beltre 19.142 08/27/1998

Ken Griffey 19.176 05/16/1989

 

Oldest Home Runs

 

Deacon McGuire 43.249 07/25/1907

Graig Nettles 43.239 04/16/1988

Carlton Fisk 43.188 07/02/1991



Originally published: April 26, 2004. Last Updated: April 26, 2004.

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