Fierro: Former Dodger Mike Sandlock celebrates 100th birthday

From David Fierro at the Greenwich Time on October 21, 2015:

Major League Baseball’s oldest living former player celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday and the party was held right here in Greenwich. That’s because the former player who turned the “Big 100” is Greenwich’s very own Mike Sandlock.

Family and friends gathered at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich for a milestone party for Sandlock, a lifelong Greenwich resident. Born in Old Greenwich on Oct. 17, 1915, Sandlock played for the Boston Braves (1942, 1944), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1945-46) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953).

He began his professional baseball career with the Huntington Bees of the Mountain State League in 1938 and also spent time in the Pacific Coast League, where he played with the Hollywood Stars and San Diego Padres (1949-52). A switch hitter who threw right-handed, Sandlock was mainly a catcher, but also saw some time at shortstop and third base.

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Originally published: October 21, 2015. Last Updated: October 21, 2015.