Oldest Baseball Hall of Famer dies at 95

Published On November 9, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

The Baseball Hall of Fame lost its oldest member Thursday with the death of  former American League President Lee MacPhail at 95. According to the Associated Press, MacPhail died Thursday night at his home in Delray Beach, Fla.

MacPhail was GM and president of the Baltimore Orioles and general manager of the Yankees before serving as AL president from 1974 through the 1983 season.

Part of one of baseball’s most famous families, MacPhail followed in his father, Larry MacPhail’s, footsteps becoming a member of the Hall of Fame.

His father was president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, CEO and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and co-owner, president and GM of the New York Yankees.

His son became a top executive for several major league teams, continuing the family tradition.

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.