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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 Well-Known 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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