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Old 01-16-2019, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Snarky_Kong View Post
The list of actors that work with people that were born after they started acting is extremely long.
Nice combination of user name and post. But I was about to make the same point (except calling them entertainers).
Old 01-23-2019, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ElvisL1ves View Post
Not quite the same, but in Sunday's AFC championship game, one of the starting quarterbacks will be the same age as the other's mother.
So, who won? Mama's boy, or Mama's boy toy?
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And, from the other end, Tendulkar played that game against Imran Khan, whose debut in Jun 1971 was 2 years before Tendulkar was born.
Another player called Waqar Younis, born Nov 16 1971, also made his debut for Pakistan in the same game.

Of course, this is interesting comparison, since all three men were teenage prodigies.
Imras was 18, Waqar was the same age and Sachin was 16!

Imran played till he was 40. In his last game, the 1992 WC Final, he played with some young un's, not sure if they were born after his debut.
Old 01-24-2019, 05:12 PM
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Larry Holmes had gone 20-0 when Maurice Harris was born in February of ‘76, and spent a good long stretch as the heavyweight champ before Harris went pro in turn, and ultimately outpunched Harris at Madison Square Garden in July of ‘97.
Old 01-25-2019, 04:36 AM
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Nolan Ryan pitched until he was 46, and in his last season (1993) about one-third of all the players who appeared in the majors that year weren't born yet when he made his debut in September 1966. That includes Robin Ventura (b. 1967), meaning that Ryan had a famous fight with someone who wasn't born yet when he first pitched in the majors.
An epic moment. Thanks for the link. Ryan went to town on Ventura and got him but good, first with the beanball and then with 4 punches to Ventura‘s head and a 5th punch to the lip.

gImages:, Ryan’s autographed photo of landing punches, ball autographed by both Ryan and Ventura dated 8/4/1993, fight day, Bo Jackson comes to Nolan Ryan’s rescue

Said Ryan about Bo Jackson,
All I remember is that I couldn’t breathe,” says Ryan. “I thought I was going to black out and die, when all of a sudden I see two big arms tossing bodies off of me. It was [Chicago’s] Bo Jackson. He had come to my rescue, and I’m awful glad he did, because I was about to pass out. I called him that night and thanked him.
Old 01-30-2019, 10:48 PM
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In Wilfred Rhodes' last Test, teammate Bill Voce was born 10 years after Rhodes' debut (1899 -> 1909)
Old 01-30-2019, 11:16 PM
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Mario Lemieux played his last season with current Penguin captain, Sidney Crosby. (Occassionally on the same line).
Lemieux only played 26 games that year though -- he retired for the final time due to heart problems.
Old 01-31-2019, 12:40 AM
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Pretty cool (yesterday!) Bruins rookie Trent Frederic making his NHL debut on a line with his idol David Backes. Link shows a photo of them from twelve years ago.
Old 01-31-2019, 09:56 AM
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Minnie Miñoso had two games with the White Sox in 1980; of all the playing staff that season, only Wayne Nordhagen and Ed Farmer were alive when he made his MLB debut.

If we include the Negro Leagues as "highest level", Satchel Paige started his career in 1927 and finished three innings in '65.

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Old 01-31-2019, 01:25 PM
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On October 30, 2006, Julio Franco played third base for the NY Mets. Franco had played his first game on April 23, 1982.

Anderson Hernandez played shortstop next to him. He was born October 30, 1982.

In addition, the last time Franco had played third base was also before Hernandez was born.

Lastings Milledge (born 1985) also appeared in that game.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Oakminster View Post
It's common in pro wrestling--Johnny Valentine teamed with his son, Greg Valentine (though Greg was billed as Johnny's brother so as to kayfabe Johnny's age). Dusty Rhodes teamed with his son Dustin, Bill Watts was the booker when his son, Eric, worked for WCW, Nick Patrick wrestled as Assassin #3 teaming with his father, Jody Hamilton as Assassin #1, Jake Roberts and Sam Houston both worked under their father, Grizzly Smith in Mid-South, Brian Lawler worked with his dad Jerry Lawler, Fritz Von Erich teamed with various combinations of his sons, Tommy Gilbert teamed with his son Eddie, etc....
Originally Posted by Snarky_Kong View Post
The list of actors that work with people that were born after they started acting is extremely long.
Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
Nice combination of user name and post. But I was about to make the same point (except calling them entertainers).
First, I was deciding whether to mention professional wrestlers when I came across the above.
Second, while it's not a real sport, I think it's insulting to refer to them as anything other then professional athletes. And while they don't actually compete against each other in the ring, the need to perform at the highest level to keep their position was, until recently, essential.
A 40 year old ice skater trying out for "Jurassic Park on Ice" against a 20 year old ice skater is a professional athlete competing against another, just not in a sport.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:54 PM
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Brooks Robinson played for the Baltimore Orioles for 23 years (1955 - 1977), still the longest career for a single team in the MLB. Looking at a list of the youngest players in each league shows that, from 1973 through 1977, six out of eight of the youngest players in each league were born after he broke into the MLB. Granted, the Orioles did not play any regular season games against the NL in that time, but he did play against Robin Yount (b. Sept 1955) and Alan Trammell (b. Feb 1960). I'm sure there are others, but those two are probably the best known of the group.


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