13 Ageless Athletes You Never Knew Were Still Playing Sports

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Every once in a while you’ll be watching a game and think, “Wait, HE still plays?!?!?!”This doesn’t happen with popular older players like Steven Nash, Mariano Rivera, or even Jamie Moyer.

It happens with middle-tier journeyman who’ve worked hard and prolonged their careers more than you ever thought they would.

They started their careers in the mid-’90s, and they’re still trucking along today.

Prepare for a wave of nostalgia.

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title=”Jerry Stackhouse (age 38) plays for the Brooklyn Nets”
content=”Rookie year: 1995

Peak year: 2001 (scored 29.8 points per game)”
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permalink=”livan-hernandez-age-37-played-for-the-milwaukee-brewers-last-year-he-is-currently-a-free-agent-2″
title=”Livan Hernandez (age 37) played for the Milwaukee Brewers last year, he is currently a free agent”
content=”Rookie year: 1996

Peak year: 2000 (3.75 ERA, 240 innings pitched, 17 wins)”
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permalink=”marcus-camby-age-38-plays-for-the-new-york-knicks-3″
title=”Marcus Camby (age 38) plays for the New York Knicks”
content=”Rookie year: 1996

Peak year: 2001 (scored 12 points and grabbed 11.5 rebounds)”
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permalink=”matt-turk-age-44-played-for-the-houston-texans-last-year-and-is-currently-a-free-agent-4″
title=”Matt Turk (age 44) played for the Houston Texans last year, and is currently a free agent”
content=”Rookie year: 1995

Peak year: 1997 (averaged 45.1 yards per punt)”
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permalink=”kurt-thomas-age-40-plays-for-the-new-york-knicks-5″
title=”Kurt Thomas (age 40) plays for the New York Knicks”
content=”Rookie year: 1995

Peak year: 2002 (averaged 14.8 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Knicks)”
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[slide
permalink=”jason-isringhausen-age-40-played-for-the-la-angels-last-year-he-is-currently-a-free-agent-6″
title=”Jason Isringhausen (age 40) played for the LA Angels last year, he is currently a free agent”
content=”Rookie year: 1995

Peak year: 2004 (47 saves, 2.87 ERA)”
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title=”Grant Hill (age 40) plays for the Los Angeles Clippers”
content=”Rookie year: 1994

Peak year: 1997 (averaged 21.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.3 assists)”
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title=”Ronde Barber (age 37) plays for the Tampa Bay Bucs”
content=”Rookie year: 1997

Peak year: 2001 (10 INTs, one touchdown)”
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title=”Takeo Spikes (age 35) plays for the San Diego Chargers”
content=”Rookie year: 1998

Peak year: 2004 (5 INTs, 3.0 sacks)”
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title=”Jim Thome (age 42) played for the Baltimore Orioles last year, and is currently a free agent”
content=”Rookie year: 1991

Peak year: 2002 (hit .304 with 52 home runs and a 1.122 OPS)”
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title=”Jason Hanson (age 42) plays for the Detroit Lions”
content=”Rookie year: 1992

Peak year: 2008 (made 21 of 22 field goals, including 8/8 from 50+ yards)”
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title=”Bobby Abreu (age 38) plays for the LA Dodgers”
content=”Rookie year: 1996

Peak year: 2004 (.301 batting average, 30 home runs, 105 RBI)”
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title=”Ronaldinho (age 32) plays for Atlético Mineiro in Brazil”
content=”Rookie year: 1998

Peak year: 2006 (21 goals, 8 assists for Barcelona)”
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title=”Teemu Selanne (age 42) plays for the Anaheim Ducks”
content=”Rookie year: 1992

Peak year: 1992 (76 goals, 56 assists, 132 points)”
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permalink=”jaromir-jagr-age-40-played-for-the-philadelphia-flyers-last-year-and-is-playing-in-russia-during-the-lockout-15″
title=”Jaromir Jagr (age 40) played for the Philadelphia Flyers last year, and is playing in Russia during the lockout”
content=”Rookie year: 1990

Peak year: 1996 (62 goals, 87 assists, 149 points)”
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permalink=”saku-koivu-age-38-plays-for-the-anaheim-ducks-16″
title=”Saku Koivu (age 38) plays for the Anaheim Ducks”
content=”Rookie year: 1996

Peak year: 2003 (21 goals, 50 assists)”
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permalink=”vinny-prospal-age-37-plays-for-the-columbus-blue-jackets-17″
title=”Vinny Prospal (age 37) plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets”
content=”Rookie year: 1997

Peak year: 2008 (33 goals, 38 assists)”
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title=”Now see some more athletes you forgot about”
content=”These Former NBA Players Are Still Making Money Overseas >
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