And on the seventh day He rested…..

And Frank Malzone played golf.

Frank Malzone has been a part of the Red Sox organization since 1955.

Some tidbits about “Malzie”.

  • As a rookie in 1957, he hit .293 with 15 home runs and 103 RBI and finished second in the Rookie of the Year balloting to Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek.
  • Also in ’57’ he won the first ever Gold Glove Award for a third baseman and that was the only year they selected one player from both leagues.
  • He also won the American League Gold Glove Award in 1958 and ’59’.
  •  Frank was the first player in major league history, at his position, to lead the league in: games played, putouts, errors, assists, double plays and fielding percentage.

  • He made the American League All Star team six times.
  • He scored the winning run in the 1958 All Star Game, a 4-3 AL win.
  • In the second All Star Game of 1959, he homered off of Don Drysdale of the Dodgers.
  • He is in the Red Sox all time top 20 lists in Games, At-Bats, Runs, Hits, Doubles, Home Runs and RBI.
  • At 82 years young, he still serves the Red Sox as a player developement consultant.
  • On a personal note, he was one of my dad’s favorites, I’m not sure but I think that Italian surname may have had something to do with it.

 And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, July 1, 2012.

About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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