Raymond Hall Hayworth
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Ray Hayworth died on Sept. 25, 2002 at the age of 98. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living major league player.
Hayworth spent more than 50 years in baseball. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 15 seasons and then, after he retired as a player in 1945, he worked for the Cubs, Braves and Expos in various jobs until finally retiring in 1973.
He made his debut in the majors in 1926 and was a member of the Detroit teams that won the World Series in 1934 and 1935. On Sept. 2, 1931, he began a streak of 439 consecutive chances without an error. The streak ended on Aug. 29, 1932. That record was later broken by Yogi Berra.