Old Athletes & Sports Stars Who Are Still Alive & Kicking

With the kind of media attention that contemporary sports stars are getting today, it is easy to forget the mega stars of yesteryears. While it’s true that the field of sports is a dynamic one where the most flamboyant and charismatic young athletes seem to garner much of the spotlight, we shouldn’t overlook our senior sports stars who enriched the sporting arena in the past with their impeccable on-field performances! You will be surprised to know about these old athletes and sports stars of yesteryears who are still alive.

1. Whitey Ford

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Birthday: 21 October 1928
Born In: Astoria, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5′10″
Famous As: Baseball player
Whitey Ford is a former baseball pitcher who is now the second oldest living Hall of Famer behind Tommy Lasorda. He serves as chairman to all living Hall of Famers.

2. Joe Greene

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Birthday: 24 September 1946
Born In: Temple, Texas, USA
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6′4″
Famous As: American Football Players

Joe Greene, who played in the ‘NFL’ from 1969 to 1981, currently works closely with the ‘Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Memorial Scholarship’ which he set up in 2018 in honor of his late wife.


3. Tenley Albright

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Birthday: 18 July 1935
Born In: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Famous As: Figure Skater

Tenley Albright, who was a U.S. national champion in figure skating from 1952 to 1956, is currently serving as the director of the ‘MIT Collaborative Initiatives.’


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Birthday: 06 May 1931
Born In: Westfield, Alabama
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5′11″
Famous As: Former Professional Baseball Star

Willie Mays, one of the greatest baseball players ever, continues to remain involved in the sport. He also travels frequently and holds American Airlines' lifetime pass.


5. Richard Petty

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Birthday: 02 July 1937
Born In: Randolph County
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6′2″
Famous As: NASCAR team owner, Racecar driver, Politician

Richard Petty continues to remain active as the owner of a car restoration and modification shop named ‘Petty's Garage.’ He also owns a professional stock car racing team called ‘Richard Petty Motorsports’ which competes in the ‘NASCAR Cup Series.’