Former Red Sox All-Star third baseman Frank Malzone dies

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BOSTON (AP) Former Red Sox third baseman Frank Malzone, a six-time All-Star among the club's best hitters in history, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 85.

Red Sox say Malzone died at his Needham, Massachusetts home of natural causes.

Malozne, a member of the Red Sox hall of fame since 1995, played for Boston for 11 seasons, from 1955-65. He hit 131 homers with 716 RBIs during that stretch, the most of any third baseman in club history. He finished his career with the California Angels in 1966, batting .206 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 82 games.

After playing, Malzone worked for the Red Sox as a scout, instructor, and in the team's front office.

He is survived by his sons Frank, Paul, John and Jim; daughter Anne O'Neill; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.