Silas Simmons


Age: 111

former baseball player in the Negro leagues who was believed to be the longest-living professional ballplayer in history while he was a left-hand pitcher for the local Germantown Blue Ribbons beginning in either 1912 or 1913 in the primordial and poorly recorded days of organized black baseball.

Cause of Death: Old age

Born: October 14, 1895

Died: October 29, 2006

St. Petersburg, Florida