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Marvin Eugene Rackley

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Marv Rackley played four seasons in the major leagues, posting a .317 batting average in that time. He was primarily a center fielder. He appeared in two games in the 1949 World Series.

In 1949, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but three weeks later the traded was voided and he returned to Brooklyn. At the end of the season he was sold to the Cincinnati Reds.

With Montreal in 1946, he hit .305 with 14 triples and 65 stolen bases. The stolen base total was the highest in the International League since the 1920's. His teammate Jackie Robinson hit .349 with 8 triples and 40 stolen bases.

In his last seasons as a player, 1955, he was the second of three managers of the Atlanta Crackers, succeeding George McQuinn and being followed by Clyde King. The team had a record of 18-33 under Rackley.

Born in South Carolina, as of 2005 he was still living in South Carolina.

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See also Interview of Spider Jorgensen, where Jorgensen talks about Rackley's awareness of the historical importance of playing alongside Jackie Robinson in the minors.

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