GREENWICH, Conn. Greenwich native Mike Sandlock was honored as the oldest-living former Brooklyn Dodger in a ceremony before Saturday's game between the Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sandlock, 96, met with several players and coaches, sharing memories with the likes of Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
Sandlock played in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization from 1944-1950, spending time at the Major League level from '44-'46. Sandlock was personally asked by Dodgers owner Branch Rickey to practice with Jackie Robinson during the spring training of the legendary player's rookie year when other players would not.
Sandlock began in the Braves organization, playing with them from 1942-44. He also spent time in the Pirates and Phillies organizations.
Sandlock, the third-oldest living former Major Leaguer, is one of three men from Greenwich to make it to the big leagues.
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