|Third baseman/Second baseman|
Born: January 23, 1903|
Died: February 1, 1978 (aged 75)|
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 12, 1932 for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1945 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||82|
Saltzgaver's best MLB season came with the 1934 Yankees. At age 31, he was the Bombers' most-used third baseman, appearing in 84 games at the position. He batted a career-high .271 and set personal bests in home runs (6) and runs batted in (36). The following year, he was supplanted by Red Rolfe as the Yanks' starter at the hot corner.
At the time he played for the Pirates, during the last season of the World War II manpower shortage, the 42-year-old Saltzgaver was the oldest active Major League player.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference