Brooklyn Dodger Players Alive

 

 Duke Snider 2009.jpg

 

I’ve been working on a list of Brooklyn Dodger players alive.  When I started the list, there were 63, but Thursday 1/21/10, Bobby Bragan passed away at the age of 92.  

Below is the updated list.

It starts with Tony Malinosky, the oldest at 100 years old and Rod Miller who had a birthday on 1/16, the youngest at 70 years old.  Sandy Koufax is the third youngest one. 

Here is Duke Snider working with the young players at the Winter Workouts iat Dodger Stadium in 2009.  

July 28, 2010:  Sadly, the list is now down to 59 Brooklyn Dodger players.  

November 7, 2010:  Rest in peace Clyde King.  He passed away November 2, 2010

Player name

Birthdate

Born in and other Notes

Tony Malinosky

10/5/1909

Illinois, lives in Oxnard, CA. 

George Cisar **

8/25/1910

Chicago, Il. **Died 2/19/10

 

Mike Sandlock

10/17/1915

Old GreenwichCT, active Golfer. 

Ray Hathaway

10/13/1916

Grinville, OH.   Minor league manager

Bobby Bragan **

10/30/1917

***Passed away Thursday 01/21/2010*** 

Cy Buker

2/5/1919

Greenwood, WI.  Cyril was a pitcher.

Lee Pfund

10/10/1919

ILL.  His son was MGR of  Miami Heats.  

Luis Olmo

10/11/1919

Puerto Rico.  Played for Mexico, Cuba.

Cliff Dapper

1/2/1920

Los Angeles, CA.  Traded for announcer Ernie Harwell

Boyd Bartley

2/11/1920

Chicago.  . Played in nine games in 1943. 

 Gene Hermanski

5/11/1920

Pittsville, MA.  Raised in New Jersey.

Jean-Pierre Roy

6/26/1920

Canada.  Commentor for the Expos.

Pat McGlothin

10/20/1920

Coalfield, TN.  Ezra Mac was a pitcher.

Johnny Schmitz

11/27/1920

Wasau, WI. Lefty pitcher. Still living there. 

Andy Pafko

2/25/1921

Boiceville, ILL.  lives in Mount Prospect, IL.

 

Johnny Van Cuyk

7/7/1921

Little Chute, WI.  Pitcher.  Passed away July 10,2010

Marv Rackley

7/25/1921

Seneca, SC.  Left fielder. 

Chuck Kress

12/9/1921

Philadelphia, PA.   Lefty First Baseman.   

**Morrie Martin

9/3/1922

Dixon, MO.  LP.   Lives in Washington, MO. Died 5/24/10

Eddie Basinski

11/4/1922

Buffalo, NY.   Nickname:  the Fiddler. Bazzoka.  

 Don Lund

5/18/1923

Detroit, MI.  Also drafted by the Chicago Bears.

Tim Thompson

3/1/1924

Coalport, PA.   Lives in Lewinston, PA.  

Clyde King **

5/23/1924

Goldboro, NC.  Was Pitcher, coach, manager, GM for the Yankees.  

George Shuba

12/13/1924

Youngston, OH.  http://www.georgeshuba.com/ 

Ed Stevens

1/12/1925

Gavelston, TX  Coach for the Padres in 1981.  

Johnny Rutherford

5/5/1925

 Ontario, CN.  Pitcher. Nickname:  Doc.

Wayne Terwilliger

6/27/1925

 Clare, MI.   Coach under Ted Williams.

Chris Haughey

10/3/1925

 Astoria, NY.  Pitcher Appeared in one game @ 18.

Cal McLish

12/1/1925

Anadarco, OK.  Pitcher and pitching coach.  Died 8/26/10

Ralph Branca

1/6/1926

 Mount Vernon, NY.  Lives in Rye, NY.

 Bob Borkowski

1/27/1926

Dayton, OH.  Lives in Dayton. Traded for Joe Black

Randy Jackson

2/10/1926

Little Rock, AR.  Nickname: “Hansome Ransom.”  

Dick Teed

3/8/1926

Springfield, MA.   One at-bat in 1953.

Elmer Sexauer

5/21/1926

 St Louis County, MO.  Pitcher.  Lives in Florida.

Don Newcombe

6/14/1926

 Madison, NJ.  Currently works for the Dodgers!

Bobby Morgan

6/29/1926

 Oaklahoma City, OK.   Infielder.

Duke Snider

9/19/1926

Los Angeles, CA.  HOF.  The Duke of Flatbush!

Charlie Osgood

11/23/1926

Sommerville, MA.  Appeared in one game at 17.  

Carl Erskine

12/13/1926

Anderson, IN.   http://www.carlerskine.com/

Preston Ward

7/24/1927

Columbia, MO. Played 4 Cubs,Indians, Pirates, A’s

 Rocky Bridges

8/7/1927

 Refugio, TX.   Infielder, coach & minor league mgr.

Tommy Lasorda

9/22/1927

 Norristown, PA.  60 years working for the Dodgers!

Tommy Brown

12/6/1927

 Brooklyn, NY.  Also played for Phillies & Cubs.

Dick Williams

5/7/1928

 St Louis, MO.  LF, 3B, coach, Manager. 

Ken Lehman

6/10/1928

 Seattle, WA.  Afterwards coach of Uni of WA.    

Joe Landrum

12/13/1928

Columbia, SC.  Pitcher

Joe Pignatano

8/4/1929

 Brooklyn, NY.   Catcher and coach.

Billy Loes ** 

12/13/1929

 Long Island, NY.  **passed away 7/15/2010

Gino Cimoli

12/18/1929

San Francisco, CA. Worked 21 years for UPS.

Roger Craig

2/17/1930

 Durham, NC  Pitcher, coach and manager. 

 Ron Negray

2/26/1930

 Akron, OH.  Also played for the Phillies. 

Glenn Mickens

7/26/1930

 Wilman, CA  Afterwards became coach for UCLA

Don Zimmer

1/17/1931

 Cincinnati, OH.  Currently working for the Rays. 

Ed Roebuck

7/3/1931

 East Millboro, PA.   Relief Pitcher and scout.

Fred Kipp

10/1/1931

 Piqua, KS.   Also pitched for the Yankees.  

Bill Harris

12/3/1931

 Canada.  Pitched one game for Brooklyn and L.A.

Chico Fernandez

3/2/1932

 Cuba. SS.  Also played for Phillies, Tigers & Mets.

Danny McDevitt

11/18/1932

 NY, NY.  Pitched last game at Brooklyn.  

Jim Gentile

6/3/1934

 San Francisco, CA.  Hitting coach for Flyers.

Don Demeter

6/25/1935

 Oaklahoma City, OK. CF.  Now a Baptist minister.

Sandy Koufax

12/30/1935

 Brooklyn, NY.  Greatest Lefthander pitcher!

Bob Aspromonte

6/19/1938

 Brooklyn, NY  Resides in Houston, Tx. 

Rod Miller

1/16/1940

 Portland, OR.   He played in one game in 1957. 

 

I love you Boys of Summer!

What I have done after my baseball career and being able to help people with their lives and getting their lives back on track and they become human beings again — means more to me than all the things I did in baseball.  – Don Newcombe

23 Comments

yeah Indians and I am not done! I am crazy that way!

Very interesting. That is a lot of research!
http://clevelandbaseball.mlblogs.com/

CRZ you out did yourself!! I’ve been waiting to see this list since you told us you were working on it! Awesome. I tip my B’klyn cap to you.

George Shuba! the name is synonomous with baseball in my hometown of Youngstown. i do believe there is a ball field named for him

http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

I loved meeting Don Newcombe when I went to see the Dodgers last summer. He was such a gentleman and very handsome still!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Thanks Mike!
I finally finished updating it!
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Matt,
Really? did you see he has a website?
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Jane,
Don Newcombe is a sweeetheart! and the best dressed man at the stadium!

Happy Birthday Bob Borkowski! He turns 84 today!
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In fact, Happy Birthday to all the Boys of Summer on the list that have birthday in January!

Clif Dapper, who was traded for an announcer. He turned 90!
Ed Stevens, he turned 85
Ralph Branca, he turned 84
Don Zimmer, he turned 79
Ron Miller, the youngest one turned 70!

My goodness what a list!!! You have outdone yourself :)

That must have taken a long time. Thank you for sharing that is quite wonderful

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

Mimi,
LOL. Yeah..It took a while. I was going down the list and thinking “OK, how many more to go?” But still it was fun. Thanks!

Emma,
Great work on digging up all those facts and throwing them out here for all of us to enjoy.
It is great to see so many old timers from a beloved franchsie like Brooklyn/Los Angeles still kicking and cursing at the television.
I know Don Zimmer always chats about his days up in the borough of Brooklyn, and even about a few movie star sightings while in Los Angeles.
Digging up this type of history is fun and can amaze you with what you find.
Again fantastic list and hopefully we will not lose another soul in 2010…..

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Wow, Emma, that’s quite a list! So many former Brooklyn Dodgers I need to go bug for autographs! Next post you should publish their addresses (lol, just kidding of course ;-)
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

thanks Cliff!
I am happy that so many are still around like you said to kick and scream at the TV :-). I can imagine some saying “That is not the way to do it or something like it.
It must be a joy to have Zimmer telling stories.
Digging to all this took me to many website and half way thru it, I became a member of http://www.sabr.org/ the Society for American Baseball Research.
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Jeff,
I only have 4 autographs from the 63 Brooklyn Dodger players. I would love to get one more autograph but a handshake would make me just as happy.

Wow, that’s pretty cool. Some of these guys are about my Great Grandmother’s age. She turned 99 in November 2009, and she’s still alive. Hope the Dodgers do well this season. Heard they signed CT native Brad Ausmus.
-Holly
http://irishsoxkid19.mlblogs.com

Holly!
How wonderful that your Great Grandmother turned 99! Big one coming up this year! Was she and is she a baseball fan? If she was/is, ooooh the stories she can tell. I am happy to have Aumus back. I hope that when he retires as a player, that he goes into coaching and hopefully with the Dodgers. We shall see. Did not realized that he is a CT native.
Thanks!

Hi Emma! It’s just overwhelming!
I never imagined a Brooklyn Dodger other than Mr. Lasorda is currently working for Los Angeles Dogers.
http://nao.mlblogs.com/

Thanks Nao!
I’ve been looking for the baseball book you mentioned but have not been able to find it but I did see I can purchase it online.
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Thanks Indians!

Boy, Duke is looking kind of grumpy in that photo. Nice work compiling the list. I never would have imagined there were still that many Brooklyn players still with us.
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

MORE!!!

VERY nice, CrzBlue !. Such a great list and what a great bunch of memories they must have.

Do you have your spring training plans set yet? I will be in Glendale,Az for the week of March 8 thru the 12th. 2 games @ Camelback and 1 in Goodyear against the Reds.

Hope to see ya there.

Rob

Bluecrewfan08@yahoo.com

Sue,
You are right. He looks a tad grumpy but I am OK with it. I am just glad that he was lecturing the young guns coming up the latter.
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Hey Mike!
I was at Dodger Stadium today for Select a Seat. I have some pics I will share.
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Rob!
So good to read you again! Thanks! My friend and I are planning on being at Camelback the first weekend and the last. Just looked at the schedule. Looks like I will miss you. Oh well, see you at the Stadium!

I am sorry to report that the second oldest Broklyn Dodger player passed away.
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George Cisar, who appeared in 20 games for the Dodgers in 1937, passed away on February 19 at the age of 97. Now we are down to 61.
Rest in peace George.

Sadly with the passing of Johnny Van Cuyk and
Billy Loes in July, we are now down to 59 living Brooklyn Dodgers.

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