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.
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.