Saturday, February 28, 2015

Red Sox Great Frank Malzone Turns 85 Today

Growing up a Red Sox fan in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there weren't many guys to root for. There were the obvious ones—Ted Williams and Jackie Jensen. But there was also a rock-solid third baseman named Frank Malzone. Frank turns 85 years old today. Malzone played in more than 150 games for seven straight years. In 1958, he led the league in games played and at-bats. Frank was an offensive and defensive star for The Carmine Hose. In 1962 he had his best season, hitting .283 with 21 HRs and 95 RBIs. He also won three straight Gold Gloves (1957, 1958 and 1959). Happy Birthday, Malzy!