Frank Malzone, former Red Sox All-Star third baseman, dies at age 85
The Boston Red Sox family has lost another legend.
The Red Sox confirmed Tuesday that former third baseman Frank Malzone has died at age 85, according to The Boston Globe. Malzone spent 11 seasons with Boston from 1955 to 1965.
Malzone, who also played one season with the California Angels in 1966, earned six All-Star selections and three Gold Gloves with the Red Sox. He finished his career with a .274 average, 133 home runs, 728 RBIs and a .714 OPS in 1,441 games.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Frank Malzone. He is forever a part of the Red Sox family. pic.twitter.com/pXEEV0sZFh
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) December 29, 2015
Frank Malzone, the only Red Sox ever to win a Gold Glove at third base, also holds the team record for HR (131) and RBI (716) by a 3B.
— Jon Shestakofsky (@Shesta_Sox) December 29, 2015
After playing, Malzone worked for the Red Sox as a scout, instructor, and in the team’s front office.
He is survived by his sons Frank, Paul, John and Jim; daughter Anne O’Neill; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
This is the second bit of unfortunate Red Sox news this week, as former Boston outfielder Dave Henderson died over the weekend at age 57.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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