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Eddie Stanky

Eddie Stanky (Baseball.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 3, 1916; died, Fairhope, AL, June 6, 1999.)  About half of Edward Raymond Stanky’s 11-year career was spent with New York teams.  The Brat spent almost four years with the Dodgers (1944-47) and two more with the Giants (1950-51).  He helped both win pennants.  Stanky hit .252 and was [...]

Sid Gordon

Sid Gordon (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 13, 1917; died, New York, NY, June 17, 1975.)  A third baseman-outfielder who wanted to play for Brooklyn, Sidney Gordon wound up instead with the Giants for most of the 1940s.  Gordon was born in Brownsville but the Dodgers wouldn’t sign him.  In 1938, the Giants did.  He [...]

Alvin Dark

Alvin Dark (Baseball.  Comanche, OK, Jan. 7, 1922.)  A football player at L.S.U., Alvin Ralph Dark was the 1948 N.L. Rookie of the Year with the pennant-winning Boston Braves.  But much of his career is connected to the Giants (both in New York and San Francisco).  Dark was traded by Boston to New York Dec. [...]

Bill Bevens

Bill Bevens (Baseball.  Born, Hubbard, OR, Oct. 21, 1916; died, Salem, OR, Oct. 26, 1991.)  If not for the intervention of the manpower shortage created by World War II, it is doubtful that baseball fans at large would ever have heard of Floyd Clifford Bevens.  Bill Bevens, a mediocre minor league righty, was 0-7 at [...]

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