Eddie Carnett, who was the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has passed away at the age of 100, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association confirmed on Friday.

Carnett, who was born on Oct. 21, 1916, in Springfield, Mo., had celebrated his 100th birthday a few weeks ago.

Carnett began his Major League career in 1941 with the Boston Braves (managed by Casey Stengel), and he made his MLB debut on April 19, pitching 1 1/3 innings against the Brooklyn Dodgers. He faced three Hall of Famers in his debut -- Joe Medwick, Pee Wee Reese and Paul Waner -- retiring Medwick and Waner. He also struck out the first batter he faced, Pete Reiser, who won the National League batting title that year.