Mal Mallette

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Malcolm Francis Mallette

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mal Mallette, who got to the big leagues in 1950, majored in journalism at Syracuse University. After a shoulder injury, he retired from baseball and became a sportswriter. Working in North Carolina, he was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame in 2002. [1] He also once wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about another North Carolinan, Ernie Shore. [2]

Mal was not born in North Carolina, however, but in Syracuse, NY. He attended Syracuse University in 1942 but then served in the Army in 1943-46, signing with the New York Yankees after his service. [3]

He started with the 1946 Norfolk Tars, going 5-1 with a 1.21 ERA. He then moved up to AAA ball for most of the rest of his pro career. He was with the Newark Bears in 1947 and part of 1948, spending most of 1948 with the Kansas City Blues, going 7-5. He was also 7-5 with the 1949 Sacramento Solons although he spent half the year with the Blues. In 1950, he came to the Brooklyn Dodgers near the end of the season, after having pitched for the Elmira Pioneers, going 6-1.

With the Dodgers, he was in two games, pitching 1.1 innings and giving up no runs.

In 1951-52 he was with the Montreal Royals, going 10-2 and then 13-2, but in spite of those excellent records, he was through with pro ball.

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