Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Mal "Mac" Aldrich

Mal "Mac" Aldrich

Details

  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Yale
  • High School: Fall River, MA (Durfree HS)Promfret, CT (Promfret Prep)
  • Years: 1919-1921
  • Inducted: 1972
  • Place of Birth: Fall River, MA
  • Date of Birth: Oct 01, 1900
  • Place of Death: Southampton, NY
  • Date of Death: Jul 31, 1986
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 165

Member Biography

Malcolm Aldrich was 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. He died July 31, 1986, at age 85