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RIP Alvin Dark

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Giants/Braves/Cardinals shortstop in the 1940s & 50s, and later Giants and A's manager in the 60s and 70s. Dead at 92.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/johnshea/2014/11/13/alvin-dark-dies-former-giants-shortstop-manager-mentor-of-willie-mays/

    His reputation wasn't the greatest, even in his own time. He was a Holy Roller and probably a racist.

    But he accomplished quite a bit in the game. At 92 he had to be one of the oldest living former All-Stars.
     
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I wonder if anyone in the Great Beyond is telling him to take a hike, son.

    RIP
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Oft forgotten, was manager of the A's in 1974-1975, won a World Series. In 1974 in an August game at Fenway, saw him argue a call at third, pull the base up and throw it into the stands.
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I remember when he managed The Indians in late 60's/early 70's. Had an interesting
    group of players including Sudden Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant, Craig Nettles, Ray Fosse
    Chris Chambliss and Hawk Harrelson
     
  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    Interesting career. Steve Van Buren was his blocking back at LSU.
     
  6. And here it is (one year off, M_G) ...

    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1975/B08300BOS1975.htm
     
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