Dave Hillman, the oldest living Met, died at the age of 95


Dave Hillman, who pitched in 13 games for the 1962 Mets, died Sunday at age 95. The right-hander, the oldest living Met, died of natural causes, the Bristol Herald Courier reported.

Hillman pitched in the 1955-1962 majors with the Cubs, Red Sox, Reds and Mets. He was with the Mets from April to June, mostly as a reliever, though he made one start for Casey Stengel’s historic team, which would lose an MLB-record 120 games.

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“It was a joke – the ballplayers they collected,” Hillman told the Bristol Herald Courier in 2008. “It was all old players who were over the mound. There were one or two young pitchers who were good, but with the ball club they couldn’t let them score.”

Dave Hillman was the oldest living Met at the time of his death.
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Hillman pitched in 13 games for the 1962 Mets.
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Hillman is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hillman Lake. His wife, Imogene, died in 2011.

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Frank Thomas, Hillman’s 1962 teammate, is now the oldest living Met at 93 years old.