Frank Malzone, former Red Sox All-Star third baseman, dies at age 85

Former Boston 3B and member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame Frank Malzone threw out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on Sept. 7, 2015.

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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.

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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