With a career that began in 1880 with
the Buffalo Bisons, Arlie Latham enjoyed
17 seasons during the early days of
baseball. A speedy third baseman,
Latham would swipe 129 and 109 bases
in consecutive seasons for the St. Louis
Browns (1887 & 1888).
However, his legs would earn him a
unique distinction when he came back at
age 49 for four games with the New York
Giants in 1909. By swiping two bases for
the Giants, Latham placed his name in
the record books as the oldest player to
steal a base.
Oh, and due to a poor throwing arm, he
also holds the record for most errors in a
career by a third baseman with 822.