Mike Sandlock, American baseball player, Died at 100

Michael Joseph Sandlock was born on October 17, 1915, Old Greenwich, Connecticut and died on April 4, 2016.

He was a utility player in Major League Baseball.

He played for three different teams from 1942 to 1953.

Mike was a 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 180 lb., he was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.

He was mainly a catcher, but he also saw action at shortstop and at a second and third base.

Mike entered the majors in 1942 with the Braves, appearing in two games before serving during World War II (1943).

Following Sandlock’s discharge, he returned to Boston (1944) and later played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1945–46).

Sandlock also spent time in the Pacific Coast League with the Hollywood Stars (1949–1952) and returned to the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953, his last major league year.

Mike’s most productive season came in 1945 with Brooklyn, when he hit .282 with two home runs and 17 runs batted in in 80 games played, all career highs.

During some parts of five seasons, Mike Sandlock was a .240 hitter (107-for-446) along with two home runs and 31 RBI in 195 games, including 34 runs, 19 doubles, two triples, and two stolen bases.

Sandlock was an active golfer going on into old age and stays very active in the BAAT organization, which helps older baseball players who do not have health insurance and may need some medical assistance.

Mike Sandlock and Warren Spahn were roommates and both of them were called up at the same time by the Braves in September 1942.

Mr.Mike Sandlock turned 100 in October 2015.

Mike Sandlock passed away at 100 yrs old.