Former All-Star wants to make MLB comeback at age 53


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Former All-Star Rafael Palmeiro apparently has unfinished business with MLB.

The 53-year old wants to make a comeback to the major leagues and showed off a short video of him hitting in the batting cage on Friday. The video showed his classic swing and the ball still jumps off his bat even at his advanced age.

Palmeiro told MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal that he can do it because he feels better now than when he played.

"There's no doubt in my mind I can do it," Palmeiro said. "I've taken care of myself really well. I've been working out for years. Everything feels better than when I played."

The oldest player to play in the majors is Julio Franco who played until he was 49 years old. Does Palmeiro have any shot to play in the majors? No. However, he could get a gig in low minors somewhere for publicity and see where it goes from there.

For his career, Palmeiro hit .288 with 569 homers, 1835 RBIs, and had an on-base percentage of .371. He was a three-time Gold Glove winner in 1997-1999 and won the Silver Slugger award in 1998-1999.




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