Edward Raymond Stanky
(The Brat or Muggsy)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Northeast Manual Training School
- Debut April 21, 1943
- Final Game July 25, 1953
- Born September 3, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died June 16, 1999 in Fairhope, AL USA
Eddie Stanky played 11 years in the majors and managed for eight years. He led the league three times in walks and once in runs scored. Primarily a second baseman, he appeared in three World Series and three All-Star Games.
Stanky as a player drew huge numbers of walks, with a peak of 148 with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945. He was in the top 3 in the league in walks six different times. A second baseman with good defensive range, Stanky's walks helped him get on base enough to score many runs even though he wasn't a base-stealer. He led the league in runs scored in 1945. His highest finish in the MVP voting was third in 1950 when he was with the New York Giants in the year before Willie Mays broke in.
After serving as a player-manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and a Cleveland Indians coach in the 1950s, the fiery Stanky went on to manage the Chicago White Sox in the 1960s, almost winning the pennant in 1967. He later managed the 1977 Texas Rangers for only one game before quitting.
Stanky was the baseball coach at the University of South Alabama for 14 years, where he had substantial success and coached a number of future major leaguers.
- 3-time NL All-Star (1947, 1948 & 1950)
- 2-time NL On-Base Percentage Leader (1946 & 1950)
- NL Runs Scored Leader (1945)
- 3-time NL Bases on Balls Leader (1945, 1946 & 1950)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1945 & 1950)
- ML Manager of the Year Award (1952)
|St. Louis Cardinals Manager
|Chicago White Sox Manager
|Texas Rangers Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1952||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||88-66||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1953||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||83-71||3rd||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1954||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||72-82||6th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1955||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||17-19||--||St. Louis Cardinals||replaced by Harry Walker on May 28|
|1956||Minneapolis Millers||American Association||78-75||4th||New York Giants||Lost in 1st round|
|1966||Chicago White Sox||American League||83-79||4th||Chicago White Sox|
|1967||Chicago White Sox||American League||89-73||4th||Chicago White Sox|
|1968||Chicago White Sox||American League||34-45||--||Chicago White Sox||replaced by Les Moss on July 12|
|1977||Texas Rangers||American League||1-0||--||Texas Rangers||replaced Frank Lucchesi (31-31) on June 22 /|
replaced by Connie Ryan on June 23