Alvin Dark

  • American athlete
  • Born January 7, 1922
  • Died November 13, 2014

Alvin Ralph Dark (January 7, 1922 – November 13, 2014), nicknamed "Blackie" and "The Swamp Fox", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and manager. He played fourteen years for five National League teams from 1946 through 1960. Dark was named the major leagues' 1948 Rookie of the Year after batting .322 for the Boston Braves. Dark was an All-Star for three seasons. He hit .300 or more three times while playing for the New York Giants, and became the first NL shortstop to hit 20 home runs more than once.

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist.

Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That's baseball as it should be played - in God's own sunshine. And that's really living.

Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way.

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.

Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.

The Giants were supposed to have a new motto, 'Shut up and deal.'

A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen.

The writers want to know were you made your mistake, no how well your curve is breaking.

A manager doesn't hear the cheers.