Frank James Malzone
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: February 28, 1930 in Bronx, NY (Age 82)
MLB Debut: September 17, 1955 Boston Red Sox
Final MLB Game: October 1, 1966 California Angels
Years with the Angels: 1966
November 30, 1965: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
October 18, 1966: Released by the California Angels.
Third Angel debut in the same game in the same inning. In the top of the 14th of a 2-2 tie, after Ed Bailey came in as a pinch hitter for Ed Sukla and made it as far as the batters box, Bailey was replaced by Frank Malzone (who struck out to end the inning) making his Angels debut. The Angels lost 3-2 in the bottom of the 14th to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, April 12, 1966 (D) at Comiskey Park I.
Came to the plate 166 times in 82 games and hit .206 with 2 HR and 12 RBI. Committed 8 errors in 106 chances with 38 put outs.
Best Angels Performance:
Went 1 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI in a 7-2 win against the Twins on Thursday, June 16, 1966 (N) at Metropolitan Stadium.
- Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947.
- Played 11 of his 12 seasons with the Red Sox.
- 6-time AL All-Star (1957-1960, 1963 & 1964)
- 3-time Gold Glove Winner (1957/ML, 1958/AL & 1959/AL)
- Hit 2 home runs in a game 12 times.