The Alvin Dark Foundation

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About Alvin Dark

Al Dark began his major league career in 1946 playing with the Boston Braves. He continued playing baseball for 14 years, compiling impressive statistics.

Mr. Dark played for six teams through his career:

  • Boston Braves (1946, 1948-1949)
    • 1948 Rookie of the Year
    • Played in the World Series
  • New York Giants (1950-1956)
    • Played in the 1951 and 1954 World Series. The Giants won in 1954.
    • All Star in 1951, 1952 and 1954.
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1956-1958)
  • Chicago Cubs (1958-1959)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (1960)
  • Milwaukee Braves (1960)

Mr. Dark has a lifetime .289 batting average, hitting .300 four times (.322 in 1948, .303 in 1951, .301 in 1952 and .300 in 1953). He led the National League in doubles once (41 in 1951), batting 358 doubles in his career. He totaled up 126 home runs.

As a shortstop, he led the National League three times in putouts and three times in double plays.

Mr. Dark managed five teams after his playing career, beginning with the San Francisco Giants.

  • SF Giants (1961-1964)
    • World Series runner-up in 1962
    • National League All Star Manager in 1963
  • Kansas City Athletics (1966-1967)
  • Cleveland Indians (1968-1971)
  • Oakland Athletics (1974-1975)
    • Won the World Series in 1974
    • American League All Star Manager in 1975
  • San Diego Padres (1977)

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