Alvin Dark

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Alvin Dark circa 1953

Alvin Ralph "Al" Dark (January 7, 1922 – November 13, 2014), nicknamed "Blackie" and "The Swamp Fox", was an American baseball player. He was a shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball and played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960.

Dark was born in Comanche, Oklahoma. He was raised in Louisiana. Dark studied at Louisiana State University and at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Dark played for the Boston Braves, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and for the Milwaukee Braves. Dark managed the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, and the San Diego Padres.

Dark died in Easley, South Carolina from Alzheimer's disease, aged 92.[1]

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  1. "Alvin Dark, Giants captain, shortstop and manager whose career was dogged by racial comments, dead at age 92". New York Daily November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.

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