This day in baseball: Jack Quinn’s home run record

On June 27, 1930, A’s pitcher Jack Quinn became the oldest player in Major League history to hit a home run, at the age of 46 years and 357 days.  He held the record until April 20, 2006, when Julio Franco hit a home run at the age of 47 years and 240 days old.  Julio Franco continues to hold the record of oldest player to hit a home run, set on May 4, 2007 at the age of 48 years and 254 days old.

Jack Quinn (Sporting News)