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Alexander Pitko (Spunk)

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Outfielder Alex Pitko, was considered to be the third oldest major league player alive as of March 2011 after Connie Marrero and Ace Parker. Pitko died later that year.

Pitko appeared in seven games for the 1938 Philadelphia Phillies and was in three encounters for the 1939 Washington Senators. He hit for a .259 average during his major league time.

He also played four seasons in the minor leagues from 1937 to 1940, hitting for a career average of .306 with 44 home runs in 417 games. He played for the class D Centreville Colts of the Eastern Shore League in 1937, hitting .328 with a league-leading 20 homers and 103 runs. He finished his minor league career with the class B Trois-Rivières Renards team of the Quebec Provincial League in 1940, hitting at a .301 mark.

Pitko was in the United States Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, as of February, 1941.

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