|Third baseman / Shortstop|
October 7, 1909|
|Died: February 8, 2011
|April 26, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 16, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||3|
Anthony Francis Malinosky (October 7, 1909 – February 8, 2011) was a third baseman and shortstop in Major League baseball who played 35 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1937 season. Listed at 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
The Los Angeles Dodgers honored Malinosky at Dodger Stadium in 2009, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. In a statement released after his death, the Dodgers said "Tony lived an incredibly full life, both on and off the field, He remained a Dodger fan his whole life and his visit to Dodger Stadium in 2009 gave the organization a great opportunity to celebrate not only his 100th birthday, but the Dodger chapter of his life that meant so much to him. He will be most certainly missed by all who knew him."
Malinosky was a longtime resident of Oxnard, California since moving to the area in 1976. At 101 years, 124 days, he was the oldest living former Major League Baseball player at the time of his death on February 8, 2011.
- "Baseball Reference – Major league profile".
- "The Ventura County Star – Old-timers remember the good old days of baseball, by Rhiannon Potkey, October 6, 2009"..
- Baseball Reference – Minor league career
- KCLU.org – Interview with Tony Malinosky
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Interview with Malinosky from October 2009 at KCLU.ORG
|Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
January 22, 2009 – February 8, 2011