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  • 2003 — Seventy-nine-year-old Wayne Terwilliger becomes the oldest manager in minor league history. Terwilliger, who has managed 12 minor league teams, will lead the Fort Worth Cats to the Central Baseball League championship in 2005. He will retire after the season with a record of 1,224 wins and 1,089 losses. Only Connie Mack (at 87) is ahead of Terwilliger in being the eldest manager ever in professional baseball.
  • 2016 — At 42, P Bartolo Colon of the Mets, already known for his wildly entertaining at-bats, becomes the oldest player to hit his first career home run when he deposits a ball into the left field stands at Petco Park against James Shields of the Padres. Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, whose first homer came when he had just turned 40, was the previous record holder.

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