Published February 09, 2011
OXNARD, Calif. – The ballplayer who was the oldest living major leaguer has died at the age of 101.
Tony Malinosky was an infielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers for three months in 1937. The Los Angeles Dodgers say he died Tuesday in Oxnard, Calif.
Malinosky hit .228 in 35 games with Brooklyn before his career was cut short by a knee injury. He later served in the Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Malinosky was honored at Dodger Stadium during the 2009 season when he turned 100. The team says he remained a Dodgers fan his whole life.