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Mal Aldrich


Malcolm Pratt Aldrich

Inducted 1972

Date of Birth



Fall River, MA


Yale University (1919-1921)


Malcolm Aldrich was a consensus All-America halfback and Yale captain in 1921. He drop-kicked a 48-yard field goal against Brown. He beat Princeton 13-7 with two fourth-quarter field goals. He excelled as a runner and passer, and his 86 points made him the nation's third leading scorer. Frank O'Neil wrote in the New York Sun that Aldrich "combines high will-power with skill, remarkably agile and with a fine side-step." In the Princeton game he ran behind the referee, Tiny Maxwell, using him as a screen before making a long gain. He also was Yale's baseball captain and after graduation in 1922 joined the Commonwealth Fund, which donated money for medical education. He became the Fund president in 1940, chairman in 1963, and received an award for distinguished service from the American Medical Association. Aldrich served in the Navy in World War II.


Height 5'11

Weight 165

Career Highlights

  • 1921 Consensus All-America
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