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Al Dark

Alvin Ralph Dark (Blackie or The Swamp Fox)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 7, 1922 in Comanche, OK
High School: Lake Charles HS (Lake Charles, LA)
Schools: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Debut: July 14, 1946 (Age 24.188)
Final Game: October 2, 1960 (Age 38.269)
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Managerial Stats

Rk Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% G Finish Wpost Lpost W-L%post
1 1961 39 San Francisco Giants NL 85 69 .552 155 3 0 0
2 1962 40 San Francisco Giants NL 103 62 .624 165 1 3 4 .429 NL Pennant
3 1963 41 San Francisco Giants NL 88 74 .543 162 3 0 0
4 1964 42 San Francisco Giants NL 90 72 .556 162 4 0 0
5 1966 44 Kansas City Athletics AL 74 86 .463 160 7 0 0
6 1967 45 Kansas City Athletics AL 1st of 2 52 69 .430 121 10 0 0
7 1968 46 Cleveland Indians AL 86 75 .534 162 3 0 0
8 1969 47 Cleveland Indians AL 62 99 .385 161 6 0 0
9 1970 48 Cleveland Indians AL 76 86 .469 162 5 0 0
10 1971 49 Cleveland Indians AL 1st of 2 42 61 .408 103 6 0 0
11 1974 52 Oakland Athletics AL 90 72 .556 162 1 7 2 .778 WS Champs
12 1975 53 Oakland Athletics AL 98 64 .605 162 1 0 3 .000
13 1977 55 San Diego Padres NL 3rd of 3 48 65 .425 113 5 0 0
San Francisco Giants 4 years 366 277 .569 644 2.8 3 4 .429 1 Pennant
Cleveland Indians 4 years 266 321 .453 588 5.0 0 0
Oakland Athletics 4 years 314 291 .519 605 4.8 7 5 .583 1 Pennant and 1 World Series Title
San Diego Padres 1 year 48 65 .425 113 5.0 0 0
13 years 994 954 .510 1950 4.2 10 9 .526 2 Pennants and 1 World Series Title

All-Star Games Managed


National League: 1963
American League: 1975