frank malzone, 1960 topps #310, red sox

Player: Malzone, Frank

Card: 1960 Topps #310

Position: 3B

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Frank James Malzone was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox (1955–65) and California Angels (1966). Malzone spent 11 seasons with Boston and is among the all-time Red Sox leaders in several categories.

In 1957, in his first full season with the Red Sox, he had a career-high 103 RBI and tied an American League record for a third baseman with 10 assists in a game. He became the first player to lead the league at his position in games played, putouts, errors, assists, double plays and fielding percentage. Malzone led the league with 627 at-bats and hit a career-high .295 in 1958.

He was an All-Star eight times (in six seasons) and won three straight Gold Glove Awards (1957–59), including the first Gold Glove for a third baseman in MLB history.

After 35 years as a Boston scout, he served as a player development consultant for the Red Sox. He was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in its inaugural Class of 1995. In his Letters from Home Plate response, Frank lists Jim Bunning as the toughest pitcher he ever faced, and Tiger Stadium as his favorite park to play in. Frank’s son John Malzone, played Minor League baseball for the Boston Red Sox from 1989 to 1995.

(excerpted from SABR, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)

1956 Topps #304
1957 Topps #355
1958 Topps #260
1959 Topps #220
1960 Topps All-Star #557
1961 Topps #445
1964 Topps #60
2009 Italian American Baseball Heroes #65

Frank is part of the New York City Born Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Frank is part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Frank is also part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop


See Frank’s baseball cards at TCDB

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