Oliver Edward O'Mara (March 8, 1891 in St. Louis, Missouri – October 24, 1989 in Reno, Nevada) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1919, primarily with the Brooklyn Robins. He had one at-bat in the 1916 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. He batted right and threw right, was 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall and weighed 155 pounds.

Ollie O'Mara
Born: (1891-03-08)March 8, 1891
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: October 24, 1989(1989-10-24) (aged 98)
Reno, Nevada
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1912, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
April 19, 1919, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Batting average.231
Home runs2
Runs batted in77
Career highlights and awards

O'Mara threw out the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day in 1981. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living professional baseball player.[1][2] He is buried in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


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  2. ^ Nash, Peter J. "Report claims HOF Jackson jersey and others not authentic". Tuff Stuff's Sports Collectors Monthly. F&W Media, Inc. Retrieved July 12, 2016.