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Al Dark

Alvin Ralph Dark (Blackie or The Swamp Fox)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 13, 2014 in Easley, South Carolina, United States
High School: Lake Charles HS (Lake Charles, LA)
Schools: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1946 24 -4.7 BSN NL MLB BSN 15 13 13 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .231 .231 .462 .692 6 0 0 0
1947 25 -3.7 Milwaukee AA AAA BSN 149 685 614 121 186 49 7 10 66 14 60 39 .303 .367 .454 .821 279 5 2 9
1948 26 -2.0 BSN NL MLB BSN 137 579 543 85 175 39 6 3 48 4 24 36 .322 .353 .433 .786 235 4 2 10
1949 27 -1.1 BSN NL MLB BSN 130 572 529 74 146 23 5 3 53 5 31 43 .276 .317 .355 .673 188 10 1 11
1950 28 0.1 NYG NL MLB NYG 154 643 587 79 164 36 5 16 67 9 39 60 .279 .331 .440 .770 258 10 6 11
1951 29 0.5 NYG NL MLB NYG 156 700 646 114 196 41 7 14 69 12 7 42 39 .303 .352 .454 .805 293 11 6 6
1952 30 1.7 NYG NL MLB NYG 151 649 589 92 177 29 3 14 73 6 6 47 39 .301 .357 .431 .788 254 10 5 8
1953 31 2.9 NYG NL MLB NYG 155 693 647 126 194 41 6 23 88 7 2 28 34 .300 .335 .488 .823 316 19 6 12
1954 32 4.1 NYG NL MLB NYG 154 693 644 98 189 26 6 20 70 5 3 27 40 .293 .325 .446 .770 287 16 5 12 5
1955 33 5.0 NYG NL MLB NYG 115 508 475 77 134 20 3 9 45 2 1 22 32 .282 .319 .394 .713 187 5 5 4 2 2
1956 34 5.8 2 Teams NL MLB STL-NYG 148 664 619 73 170 26 7 6 54 3 1 29 46 .275 .307 .368 .675 228 14 3 5 8 0
1956 34 5.8 NYG NL MLB NYG 48 222 206 19 52 12 0 2 17 0 0 8 13 .252 .279 .340 .618 70 5 1 3 4 0
1956 34 5.8 STL NL MLB STL 100 442 413 54 118 14 7 4 37 3 1 21 33 .286 .320 .383 .703 158 9 2 2 4 0
1957 35 6.7 STL NL MLB STL 140 625 583 80 169 25 8 4 64 3 4 29 56 .290 .326 .381 .707 222 7 4 5 4 4
1958 36 7.8 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-STL 132 572 528 61 156 16 4 4 48 1 1 31 29 .295 .337 .364 .700 192 16 5 2 6 1
1958 36 7.8 STL NL MLB STL 18 66 64 7 19 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 6 .297 .318 .344 .662 22 3 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1958 36 7.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 114 506 464 54 137 16 4 3 43 1 1 29 23 .295 .339 .366 .706 170 13 5 2 6 1
1959 37 8.8 CHC NL MLB CHC 136 545 477 60 126 22 9 6 45 1 1 55 50 .264 .342 .386 .728 184 4 3 7 3 9
1960 38 10.1 2 Teams NL MLB PHI-MLN 105 373 339 45 90 11 3 4 32 1 1 26 27 .265 .321 .351 .672 119 8 3 2 3 4
1960 38 10.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 55 221 198 29 48 5 1 3 14 1 1 19 14 .242 .315 .323 .638 64 5 2 2 0 2
1960 38 10.1 MLN NL MLB MLN 50 152 141 16 42 6 2 1 18 0 0 7 13 .298 .329 .390 .719 55 3 1 0 3 2
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 1828 7829 7219 1064 2089 358 72 126 757 59 27 430 534 .289 .333 .411 .744 2969 134 54 95 31 20
All Levels (15 Seasons) 1977 8514 7833 1185 2275 407 79 136 823 73 27 490 573 .290 .335 .415 .750 3248 139 56 104 31 20
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1953 31 2.5 NYG NL MLB NYG 0 0 18.00 18.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2.000 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.00

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1946 24 BSN NL MLB BSN LF 1
1946 24 BSN NL MLB BSN OF 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
1946 24 BSN NL MLB BSN SS 12 27.0 21 5 14 2 2 .905 6.33 1.58
1947 25 Milwaukee AA AAA BSN SS 149 790 290 454 46 105 .942 4.99
1948 26 BSN NL MLB BSN SS 133 1173.0 671 253 393 25 66 .963 4.96 4.86
1949 27 BSN NL MLB BSN 3B 4 28.0 10 1 8 1 0 .900 2.89 2.25
1949 27 BSN NL MLB BSN SS 125 1111.0 644 232 387 25 76 .961 5.01 4.95
1950 28 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 154 1357.0 783 288 465 30 101 .962 4.99 4.89
1951 29 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 156 1390.0 805 295 465 45 114 .944 4.92 4.87
1952 30 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 150 1325.0 774 324 423 27 116 .965 5.07 4.98
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG 2B 26 213.0 142 68 72 2 17 .986 5.92 5.38
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG 3B 8 52.0 32 12 17 3 5 .906 5.02 3.63
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG LF 13
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG OF 17 123.0 27 26 1 0 1 1.000 1.98 1.59
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG RF 4
1953 31 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 110 946.0 581 219 343 19 79 .967 5.35 5.11
1954 32 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 154 1366.0 812 289 487 36 105 .956 5.11 5.04
1955 33 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 115 999.0 558 213 324 21 70 .962 4.84 4.67
1956 34 2 Teams NL MLB STL-NYG SS 147 1289.0 720 267 424 29 93 .960 4.82 4.70
1956 34 NYG NL MLB NYG SS 48 432.0 230 89 132 9 27 .961 4.60 4.60
1956 34 STL NL MLB STL SS 99 857.0 490 178 292 20 66 .959 4.94 4.75
1957 35 STL NL MLB STL 3B 1 8.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00
1957 35 STL NL MLB STL SS 139 1204.0 720 276 419 25 105 .965 5.20 5.00
1958 36 2 Teams NL MLB CHC-STL 3B 119 1015.0 367 111 237 19 24 .948 3.09 2.92
1958 36 STL NL MLB STL 3B 8 51.0 17 4 12 1 0 .941 2.82 2.00
1958 36 STL NL MLB STL SS 8 64.0 35 10 23 2 6 .943 4.64 4.13
1958 36 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 111 964.0 350 107 225 18 24 .949 3.10 2.99
1959 37 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 4 27.0 31 26 4 1 1 .968 10.00 7.50
1959 37 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 131 1090.0 386 111 255 20 20 .948 3.02 2.79
1959 37 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 1 9.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 2.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 38 2 Teams NL MLB MLN-PHI 1B 11 45.0 44 41 2 1 4 .977 8.60 3.91
1960 38 2 Teams NL MLB PHI-MLN 3B 57 448.0 152 59 86 7 7 .954 2.91 2.54
1960 38 PHI NL MLB PHI 1B 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1960 38 PHI NL MLB PHI 3B 53 431.0 148 57 84 7 7 .953 2.94 2.66
1960 38 MLN NL MLB MLN 1B 10 43.0 43 40 2 1 4 .977 8.79 4.20
1960 38 MLN NL MLB MLN 2B 3 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1960 38 MLN NL MLB MLN 3B 4 17.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.12 1.00
1960 38 MLN NL MLB MLN OF 25 203.0 50 46 2 2 0 .960 2.13 1.92
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 15 72.0 75 67 6 2 5 .973 9.12 4.87
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 2B 29 218.0 142 68 72 2 17 .986 5.78 4.83
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 3B 320 2641.0 949 294 605 50 56 .947 3.06 2.81
MLB (2 seasons) MLB LF 14
MLB (3 seasons) MLB OF 43 327.0 78 73 3 2 1 .974 2.09 1.77
MLB (13 seasons) MLB SS 1404 12260.0 7126 2672 4168 286 933 .960 5.02 4.87
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 15 72.0 75 67 6 2 5 .973 9.12 4.87
All Levels (2 Seasons) 2B 29 218.0 142 68 72 2 17 .986 5.78 4.83
All Levels (6 Seasons) 3B 320 2641.0 949 294 605 50 56 .947 3.06 2.81
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 14
All Levels (3 Seasons) OF 43 327.0 78 73 3 2 1 .974 2.09 1.77
All Levels (14 Seasons) SS 1553 12260.0 7916 2962 4622 332 1038 .958 5.02 4.88
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1961 39 San Francisco NL MLB SFG 1 of 1 155 85 69 .552
1962 40 San Francisco NL MLB SFG 1 of 1 165 103 62 .624
1963 41 San Francisco NL MLB SFG 1 of 1 162 88 74 .543
1964 42 San Francisco NL MLB SFG 1 of 1 162 90 72 .556
1966 44 Kansas City AL MLB KCA 1 of 1 160 74 86 .463
1967 45 Kansas City AL MLB KCA 1 of 2 161 62 99 .385
1968 46 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 1 162 86 75 .534
1969 47 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 1 161 62 99 .385
1970 48 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 1 162 76 86 .469
1971 49 Cleveland AL MLB CLE 1 of 2 162 60 102 .370
1974 52 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 1 162 90 72 .556
1975 53 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 1 162 98 64 .605
1977 55 San Diego NL MLB SDP 1 of 3 162 69 93 .426
13 Seasons 2098 1043 1053 .498

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1946 24 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1947 25 Milwaukee Brewers American Association AAA
1948 26 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1949 27 Boston Braves National League MLB 1
1950 28 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1950-04-18 1950-10-01
1951 29 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1951-04-17 1951-10-03
1952 30 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1952-04-16 1952-09-26
1953 31 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
1954 32 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1954-04-13 1954-09-26
1955 33 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1955-04-13 1955-09-02
1956 34 New York Giants National League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-06-13
1956 34 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 2 1956-06-15 1956-09-30
1957 35 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-24
1958 36 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1958-04-15 1958-05-18
1958 36 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2 1958-05-20 1958-09-27
1959 37 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 1959-04-15 1959-09-27
1960 38 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1960-04-12 1960-06-21
1960 38 Milwaukee Braves National League MLB 2 1960-06-26 1960-10-02

Sabr ID: 15e701c9

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Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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