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    Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    Ran across a report that Oil Can Boyd is planning to pitch for a team in Ottawa at the ripe age of 49. He has a ways to go to match Satchel, who competed at 59, but Oil Can hasn't always taken care of himself the way that Satchel was reputed to have. One doesn't have to go beyond the nickname to confirm this.

    Can anyone think of an athlete still competing professionally in a real sport who is older than Oil Can? Let's rule out activities like softball, golf, bowling, racing, etc.

    Oil Can likely to pitch in Ottawa at 49



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    I'm kind of surprised Oil Can is still only 49.



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    I figured he was busy with his new TV show:




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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    The Oil Can is the man... he could probably crack the Pirates or Nationals starting 5....



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    I hadn't even heard of Oil Can Boyd since the 1986 World Series - that should tell you something...


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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    He pitched for the Sioux City Explorers some years back. I thought he was old then.



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I figured he was busy with his new TV show:

    One of the funniest shows ive seen!!



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    I read in Sports Illustrated some guy suited up and played a little for a D-3 college team at the age of 45. He was allowed to play since he was enrolled at the school.



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    Re: Oil Can trying to keep the dream alive

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    He pitched for the Sioux City Explorers some years back. I thought he was old then.
    I remember watching him pitch back then. He was awesome, for the Northern League. Then he left the Explorers right before the playoffs, and they got stomped.



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