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Nate Berkenstock

Nate Berkenstock

MLB (deceased)
Full Name Nathan Berkenstock
Date of Birth 01/01/1831
Died 02/23/1900
Religion Jewish
Bats/Throws U/U
MLB Debut 10/30/1871
Final MLB Game: 10/30/1871

Career highlights

  • Allegedly was 40 years old when he came out of retirement to play his only pro game. Went 0/4 with 3 strikeouts but recorded the final putout
  • Berkenstock’s birth year is believed to be 1831, but his date and month of birth are unknown. According to one website, Bernkenstock’s 1831 birthyear “marks him as the earliest-born player in the history of Major League baseball”

For more information

  • Baseball-Reference page
  • Jewish Baseball Museum bio

Career batting

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