Oldest -Living Major Leaguer Tony Malinosky Passed Away

I was sad to hear from the InsidetheDodgers blog that Tony Malinosky, the oldest-living major leaguer passed away Tuesday night.   He was 101.   This post of the Oldest living MLB Major League player and Negro league was from two years ago in February  http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/02/oldest_living_explayer_in_mlb.html

Mr. Malinosky played 35 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937.  

My list of Living-Brooklyn Dodger players living Brooklyn players  that I posted in January went down to 52. 

I still remember when he was honored at Dodger Stadium in 2009.  I was thrilled when saw him there after I had done a little research on him. 

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Born in Born in Collinsville, Ill., on Oct. 5, 1909, Mr. Malinosky moved to El Monte during his senior year.  He attended Whittier College in California where he was a classmate of future US President Richard Nxon.    During World War II, Mr Malinosky was drafted by the United States Army with whom he saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge.   


Nice article in the Ventura County Star here http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/feb/09/tony-malinosky/ 


Rest in peace Mr. Malinosky (October 7, 1909 – February 8, 2011).


Now the oldest living Major League player is Connie Marrero who was born on  8/11/1911 and played with the Washington Senators from 1950 to 1954. 

The oldest Brooklyn living Major leaguer player is

Mike Sandlock  born 10/17/1915


I will be back to post about some books I found at a library bookstore.    


ref:  Insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com (incl pic) , espn, www.whoisalivewhoisdead.com, Ventura County Star. 




  1. raysrenegade

    I have said it before, this is what sucks about seeing some of our players get older. They either have a medical problem or pass away long before we want to let them go.
    Think of all the great baseball that Tony Malinosky saw from Ebbets to Chavez Ravine while wearing the Dodger Blue.
    I hope all of us are so lucky.

    Rays Renegade

  2. crzblue2

    That is why I was so glad that he was invited to Dodger Stadium two years ago (seems like it was yesterday). I know it was hard for him to get around but he made it and he made it 101! We salute him!
    Yeah, can you imagine that? We celebrate his life!

  3. Phillies Outside

    You know back then they abused their bodies for the game and some partied hard too, how does one go through that era in the majors and managed to still enjoy 100+ years, if only you could bottle the essence of a man like that…..

    Whats with the complaints about using the Brooklyn Uni’s as throw backs this year?


    Phillies Outside

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