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Anthony Francis Malinosky (born October 5, 1909) is a former third baseman and shortstop in Major League baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Malinosky batted and threw right-handed. He debuted on April 26, , and played his final game on July 16 the same year.

He was born in Collinsville, Illinoismarker, and played baseball at Whittier College, where he was a classmate of future President Richard Nixon. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed him to his first pro contract, and then sold his rights to the Dodgers in 1936. In one season in the majors, Malinosky posted a .228 batting average (18-for-79) with two doubles, seven runs, and three runs batted in in 35 games played. A knee injury ended his professional baseball career in 1937.

During World War II, Malinosky was drafted by the United States Army, with whom he saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge.

He moved to Oxnard, California in 1976, and lives there today. As of 2009, Malinosky ( ) is recognized as the oldest living Major League ballplayer.

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  1. Potkey, Rhiannon. " Old-timers remember the good old days of baseball", The Ventura County Star, October 6, 2009.

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