Alvin Dark
FameRank: 5

"As player"

* Atlanta Braves/Boston Braves (–)

* San Francisco Giants/New York Giants (–)

* St. Louis Cardinals (–)

* Chicago Cubs (–)

* Philadelphia Phillies ()

* Milwaukee Braves ()

"As manager"

* San Francisco Giants (–)

* Kansas City Athletics (–)

* Cleveland Indians (–)

* Oakland Athletics (–)

* San Diego Padres ()


* 3× Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star (1951 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1951, 1952 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1952, 1954 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1954)

* 2× World Series champion (, )

* Rookie of the Year (award)/Rookie of the Year (1948)


"Alvin Ralph "Al" Dark" (January 7, 1922 – November 13, 2014), nicknamed "Blackie" and "The Swamp Fox", was an American baseball player who was a shortstop and manager (baseball)/manager in Major League Baseball and played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. Dark was named the major leagues' MLB Rookie of the Year Award/Rookie of the Year with the Atlanta Braves/Boston Braves when he batted .322.

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Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.

There are surprisingly few real students of the game in baseball; partly because everybody, my eighty-three year old grandmother included, thinks they learned all there was to know about it at puberty. Baseball is very beguiling that way.

A manager doesn't hear the cheers.

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.

The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen.

There'll be a man on the moon before Gaylord Perry hits a home run.

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.