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Al Dark Al Dark
Full name: Alvin Ralph Dark
Born: January 7, 1922, Comanche, Oklahoma
First Game: July 14, 1946; Final Game: October 2, 1960
Managed First Game: April 11, 1961; Managed Final Game: October 2, 1977
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185
Rookie of the Year (1948)
SS on TSN All-Star Team (1954)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1946 BOS N                15    13    0    3   3   0   0    1    0        3   0   0               0    0      .231  .231  .462   0.1 1946 BOS N
1948 BOS N               137   543   85  175  39   6   3   48   24       36   2  10               4    4      .322  .353  .433   0.4 1948 BOS N
1949 BOS N               130   529   74  146  23   5   3   53   31       43   1  11              10    5      .276  .317  .355  -0.8 1949 BOS N
1950 NY  N               154   587   79  164  36   5  16   67   39       60   6  11              10    9      .279  .331  .440  -0.3 1950 NY  N
1951 NY  N               156   646  114  196  41   7  14   69   42       39   6   6              11   12   7  .303  .352  .454   2.6 1951 NY  N
1952 NY  N               151   589   92  177  29   3  14   73   47       39   5   8              10    6   6  .301  .357  .431   2.7 1952 NY  N
1953 NY  N               155   647  126  194  41   6  23   88   28       34   6  12              19    7   2  .300  .335  .488   2.5 1953 NY  N
1954 NY  N               154   644   98  189  26   6  20   70   27       40   5  12   5          16    5   3  .293  .325  .446   1.1 1954 NY  N
1955 NY  N               115   475   77  134  20   3   9   45   22   2   32   5   4   2           5    2   1  .282  .319  .394  -1.1 1955 NY  N
1956 NY  N                48   206   19   52  12   0   2   17    8   0   13   1   3   4           5    0   0  .252  .279  .340  -1.3 1956 NY  N
1956 STL N               100   413   54  118  14   7   4   37   21   0   33   2   2   4           9    3   1  .286  .320  .383   0.0 1956 STL N
1956 TOT N               148   619   73  170  26   7   6   54   29   0   46   3   5   8          14    3   1  .275  .307  .368  -1.3 1956 TOT N
1957 STL N               140   583   80  169  25   8   4   64   29   4   56   4   5   4           7    3   4  .290  .326  .381   0.9 1957 STL N
1958 STL N                18    64    7   19   0   0   1    5    2   0    6   0   0   0           3    0   0  .297  .318  .344  -0.4 1958 STL N
1958 CHI N               114   464   54  137  16   4   3   43   29   1   23   5   2   6          13    1   1  .295  .339  .366  -0.6 1958 CHI N
1958 TOT N               132   528   61  156  16   4   4   48   31   1   29   5   2   6          16    1   1  .295  .337  .364  -1.0 1958 TOT N
1959 CHI N               136   477   60  126  22   9   6   45   55   9   50   3   7   3           4    1   1  .264  .342  .386  -0.2 1959 CHI N
1960 PHI N Daily Splits   55   198   29   48   5   1   3   14   19   2   14   2   2   0   0   5   5    1   1  .242  .315  .323  -1.2 1960 PHI N
1960 MIL N Daily Splits   50   141   16   42   6   2   1   18    7   2   13   1   0   3   0   0i  3    0   0  .298  .329  .390  -0.3 1960 MIL N
1960 TOT N               105   339   45   90  11   3   4   32   26   4   27   3   2   3   0   5i  8    1   1  .265  .321  .351  -1.5 1960 TOT N
Total            Splits 1828  7219 1064 2089 358  72 126  757  430  20i 534  54  95  31i  0i  5i134   59  27i .289  .333  .411   4.1 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1948 BOS N Daily Splits    6    24    2    4   1   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   1   0   0   1   1    0   0  .167  .167  .208 1948 BOS N
1951 NY  N Daily Splits    6    24    5   10   3   0   1    4    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .417  .462  .667 1951 NY  N
1954 NY  N Daily Splits    4    17    2    7   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .412  .444  .412 1954 NY  N
Total            Splits   16    65    9   21   4   0   1    4    3   0    6   0   2   0   0   1   2    0   0  .323  .353  .431 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1951 NL    Daily Splits    1     5    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .200  .200 1951 NL   
1954 NL    Daily Splits    1     5    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .200  .200 1954 NL   
Total            Splits    2    10    0    2   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .200  .200 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB   SO  SH  WP HPB  BK   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1953 NY  N                 1   1   0   0   0   0    1      1     5   1    2    2    1    0   0   0   0   0   0   0  18.00  -0.1 1953 NY  N

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1946 BOS N        SS   12                       5   14    2    2      .905
1946 BOS N        OF    1                       1    0    0    0     1.000     1    0    0 
1948 BOS N        SS  133                     253  393   25   66      .963
1949 BOS N        SS  125                     232  387   25   76      .961
1949 BOS N        3B    4                       1    8    1    0      .900
1950 NY  N        SS  154                     288  465   30  101      .962
1951 NY  N        SS  156                     295  465   45  114      .944
1952 NY  N        SS  150                     324  423   27  116      .965
1953 NY  N        SS  110                     219  343   19   79      .967
1953 NY  N        2B   26                      68   72    2   17      .986
1953 NY  N        OF   17                      26    1    0    1     1.000    13    0    4 
1953 NY  N        3B    8                      12   17    3    5      .906
1953 NY  N         P    1                       0    0    0    0         -
1954 NY  N        SS  154                     289  487   36  105      .956
1955 NY  N        SS  115                     213  324   21   70      .962
1956 NY  N        SS   48                      89  132    9   27      .961
1956 STL N        SS   99                     178  292   20   66      .959
1956 TOT N        SS  147                     267  424   29   93      .960
1957 STL N        SS  139                     276  419   25  105      .965
1957 STL N        3B    1                       0    2    0    0     1.000
1958 STL N        3B    8                       4   12    1    0      .941
1958 STL N        SS    8                      10   23    2    6      .943
1958 CHI N        3B  111                     107  225   18   24      .949
1958 TOT N        3B  119                     111  237   19   24      .948
1959 CHI N        3B  131                     111  255   20   20      .948
1959 CHI N        1B    4                      26    4    1    1      .968
1959 CHI N        SS    1                       1    1    0    0     1.000
1960 PHI N Daily  3B   53   48   45   430.2    57   84    7    7   0  .953
1960 PHI N        1B    1    0    0     2       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1960 MIL N Daily  OF   25   25   11   203      46    2    2    0   0  .960    25    0    0 
1960 MIL N        LF   25   25   11   203      45    2    2    0i  0  .959
1960 MIL N        1B   10    4    3    43      40    2    1    4   0  .977
1960 MIL N        3B    4    1    1    17       2    2    0    0   0 1.000
1960 MIL N        2B    3    0    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -
1960 TOT N        1B   11    4    3    45      41    2    1    4   0  .977
1960 TOT N        3B   57   49   46   447.2    59   86    7    7   0  .954
Total             SS 1404                    2672 4168  286  933      .960
Total             3B  320   49i  46i  447.2i  294  605   50   56   0i .947
Total             OF   43   25i  11i  203  i   73    3    2    1   0i .974    39    0    4 
Total             2B   29    0i   0i    5  i   68   72    2   17   0i .986
Total             LF   25i  25i  11i  203  i   45i   2i   2i   0i  0i .959
Total             1B   15    4i   3i   45  i   67    6    2    5   0i .973
Total              P    1                       0    0    0    0         -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1948 BOS N Daily  SS    6    6    6    52       7   12    3    1   0  .864
1951 NY  N Daily  SS    6    6    6    52      10   16    0    4   0 1.000
1954 NY  N Daily  SS    4    4    4    37       7   11    1    1   0  .947
Total             SS   16   16   16   141      24   39    4    6   0  .940
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1951 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     7       0    3    0    0   0 1.000
1954 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    1     8       1    2    0    0   0 1.000
Total             SS    2    2    1    15       1    5    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1961 SF  N  155   85   69  .552   773   655                  3
1962 SF  N  165  103   62  .624   878   690                  1
1963 SF  N  162   88   74  .543   725   641                  3
1964 SF  N  162   90   72  .556   656   587                  4
1966 KC  A  160   74   86  .463   564   648                  7
1967 KC  A  121   52   69  .430   424   512          8-19   10 10
1968 CLE A  162   86   75  .534   516   504                  3
1969 CLE A  161   62   99  .385   573   717                  6
1970 CLE A  162   76   86  .469   649   675                  5
1971 CLE A   64   30   34  .469   236   247          6-20    5  6
1971 CLE A   39   12   27  .308   105   170   6-22   7-29    4  5  6
1974 OAK A  162   90   72  .556   689   551                  1
1975 OAK A  162   98   64  .605   758   606                  1
1977 SD  N  113   48   65  .425   456   566   5-30           4  5
Total      1950  994  954  .510  8002  7769
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
League Championship Series Managerial RecordLeague Championship Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1974 OAK A    4    3    1  .750    11     7
1975 OAK A    3    0    3  .000     7    18
Total         7    3    4  .429    18    25
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
World Series Managerial RecordWorld Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1962 SF  N    7    3    4  .429    21    20
1974 OAK A    5    4    1  .800    16    11
Total        12    7    5  .583    37    31
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
All-Star Game Managerial RecordAll-Star Game Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1963 NL       1    1    0 1.000     5     3
1975 AL       1    0    1  .000     3     6
Total         2    1    1  .500     8     9
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Braves (July 4, 1946).

Traded by Boston Braves with Eddie Stanky to New York Giants in exchange for Sid
Gordon, Buddy Kerr, Willard Marshall and Red Webb (December 14, 1949).

Traded by New York Giants with Ray Katt, Don Liddle and Whitey Lockman to St. Louis
Cardinals in exchange for Dick Littlefield, Jackie Brandt, Red Schoendienst, Bill
Sarni and a player to be named later (June 14, 1956); New York Giants received
Gordon Jones (October 1, 1956).

Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jim Brosnan (May 20,
1958).

Traded by Chicago Cubs with John Buzhardt and Jim Woods to Philadelphia Phillies in
exchange for Richie Ashburn (January 11, 1960).

Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to Milwaukee Braves in exchange for Joe Morgan (June
23, 1960).

Traded by Milwaukee Braves to San Francisco Giants in exchange for Andre Rodgers
(October 31, 1960).


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