Please SUPPORT US by putting your name on the SUPPORT WALL.
Tips Updates
MLB
Players
Teams
Leagues
Draft
Boxscores
Minor Leagues
College
People
Extra Bases
Applications
About

Alvin DarkTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1946-1960 MLB Years: 1946-1960
Follow TBC on Twitter and Facebook

General Manager
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1404, 3B-320, OF-43, 2B-29, 1B-15, P-1Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlvin Ralph Dark
Height5-11Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 7,1922PlaceComanche,Oklahoma
Death DateNovember 13,2014 [92.310]
High SchoolLake Charles (Lake Charles,LA)
CollegeLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge,LA)
MLB DebutJuly 14,1946 [24.188]
OrganizationsNY1 [7] SLN [3] BSN [3] CHN [2] MLN [1] PHI [1] Awards1Awards Voting7-380
TBC Player ID10484Retrosheet IDdarka101MLBAM ID113052
Research ToolsTrack this Player -- Intersect Player -- Compare Player -- Random Player
About Profile Data

Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Statistics -- Baseball Jobs -- Transactions -- Awards
This player page is available for sponsorship:
Sponsor the Alvin Dark page  -  You can show your support to the The Baseball Cube by sponsoring all of a player's pages for only $10/year.
About Sponsorships Program


Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed73Power59Contact67XBH53RBIs51Runs72Hitting83Durability85Team.521Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1946Boston BravesNLMLBbsn23ss241513033001000300000.231.231.462.6936313.300.231.231.3130.0023.080.000.000.00100.00
1948Boston BravesNLMLBbsn2ss2613754385175396348402436210004.322.353.433.78623548579.341.111.162.3644.156.221.500.52181.0027.43
1949Boston BravesNLMLBbsn2ss27130529741462353535031431110010.276.317.355.67218831572.296.079.147.3165.427.521.390.52176.3321.23
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss281545877916436516679039606110010.279.331.440.77125857643.290.161.242.3496.079.331.542.4936.6934.76
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss2915664611419641714691274239660011.303.352.454.80629362700.307.151.223.3686.005.570.932.0046.1431.63
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss30151589921772931473664739580010.301.357.431.78825446649.304.130.211.3657.246.010.832.1642.0725.99
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss3115564712619441623887228346120019.300.335.488.82331670693.290.188.240.3674.044.911.213.3228.1336.08
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss321546449818926620705327405125016.293.325.446.77128752693.287.153.197.3483.905.771.482.8932.2027.51
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss331154757713420394521223254225.282.319.394.71318732508.287.112.160.3204.336.301.451.7752.7823.88
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny119ss344820619521202170081313405.252.279.340.6197014222.256.088.126.2763.605.861.630.90103.0026.92
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln11ss341004135411814743731213322409.286.320.383.70315825442.300.097.153.3154.757.471.570.90103.2521.19
1956Totals for NL-NL         14861973170267654312946358014.275.307.368.67522839664.285.093.144.3024.376.931.590.90103.1722.94
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln11ss351405838016925846434295645447.290.326.381.70722237625.313.091.139.3144.648.961.930.64145.7521.89
1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln11ss-3b3618647190015002600003.297.318.344.66222166.316.047.078.2993.039.093.001.5264.005.26
1958Chicago CubsNLMLBchn173b3611446454137164343112923526113.295.339.366.70517023506.302.071.134.3175.734.550.790.59154.6716.79
1958Totals for NL-NL         13252861156164448113129526116.295.337.364.70119224572.303.069.127.3155.425.070.940.70132.0015.38
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn173b371364776012622964511555037394.264.342.386.72818437545.283.122.237.32210.099.170.911.1079.5029.37
1960Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi13b385519829485131411191422025.242.315.323.638649221.249.081.177.2918.606.330.741.3666.0018.75
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb19of38501411642621180071310323.298.329.390.719559152.315.092.142.3154.618.551.860.66141.0021.43
1960Totals for NL-NL         105339459011343211262732348.265.321.351.67211918373.277.086.162.3016.977.241.041.0784.7520.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter182872191064208935872126757592743053454953120134.289.333.411.74429695567829.298.122.186.0005.496.821.241.6157.2926.62
New York Giants Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter9333794605110620530984294119213257345611276.292.334.439.77316653334108.292.147.209.0005.196.261.212.3938.7130.11
Boston Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2821085159324651161029055823210014.299.334.395.729429821164.319.096.156.0004.737.041.490.52180.8325.31
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter258106014130639159106655295678419.289.323.379.702402631133.308.090.141.0004.598.381.830.79117.7820.59
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter25094111426338139882284738991017.279.341.376.717354601051.293.097.186.0007.996.950.870.86104.5622.81
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5519829485131411191422025.242.315.323.638649221.249.081.177.0008.606.330.741.3666.0018.75
Milwaukee Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter501411642621180071310323.298.329.390.719559152.315.092.142.0004.618.551.860.66141.0021.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games162640941853261167523847583212.289.333.411.74426349694.298.122.186.0005.496.821.241.6157.2926.62

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny119ST310018.0011000001.01221100002.009.009.009.00--0.00-18.59
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0018.0011000001.01221100002.009.009.009.00--0.00-16.00
New York Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0018.0011000001.01221100002.009.009.009.00--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings0018.0022022000000220.022044044022022000002.009.009.009.00--0.00-16.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1946Boston BravesNLMLBbsn24SS12--514222119.9051.58------1580.07.8
1946Boston BravesNLMLBbsn24OF1--1---111.0001.00------156.70.7
1948Boston BravesNLMLBbsn26SS133--2533932566671646.9634.86------13797.186.9
1949Boston BravesNLMLBbsn27SS125--2323872576644619.9614.95------13096.281.2
1949Boston BravesNLMLBbsn273B4--181-109.9002.25------1303.12.6
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny128SS154--28846530101783753.9624.89------154100.0100.0
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny129SS156--29546545114805760.9444.87------156100.099.4
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny130SS150--32442327116774747.9654.98------15199.397.4
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny131SS110--2193431979581562.9675.11------15571.071.4
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny1312B26--6872217142140.9865.38------15516.816.9
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny131OF17--261-127271.0001.59------15511.011.0
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny1313B8--1217353229.9063.63------1555.25.2
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny131P1-1-------------1550.60.6
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny132SS154--28948736105812776.9565.04------154100.0100.0
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny133SS115--2133242170558537.9624.67------115100.074.7
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34SS99--1782922066490470.9594.75------10099.064.3
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny134SS48--89132927230221.9614.60------48100.031.2
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35SS139--27641925105720695.9655.00------14099.390.3
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln353B1---2--221.0002.00------1400.70.6
1958Chicago CubsNLMLBchn363B111--1072251824350332.9492.99------11497.472.1
1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln363B8--4121-1716.9412.00------1844.45.2
1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36SS8--1023263533.9434.13------1844.45.2
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn373B131--1112552020386366.9482.79------13696.385.1
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn371B4--264113130.9687.50------1362.92.6
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37SS1--11--221.0002.00------1360.70.6
1960Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi383B53--578477148141.9532.66------5596.434.4
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb38OF25--4622-5048.9601.92------5050.016.2
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb381B10--402144342.9774.20------5020.06.5
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb383B4--22--441.0001.00------508.02.6
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb382B3---------------506.01.9
1960Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi381B1--1---111.0001.00------551.80.6
MLB Totals for SS - 13 season(s)-   SS1404--2672416828693371266840.9604.87------14040.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B320--2946055056949899.9472.81------3200.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF43--733217876.9741.77------430.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B29--6872217142140.9864.83------290.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B15--676257573.9734.87------150.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1-1-------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1946Boston BravesNLMLBbsn24----12----1-
1948Boston BravesNLMLBbsn26----133------
1949Boston BravesNLMLBbsn27----1254-----
1950New York GiantsNLMLBny128----154------
1951New York GiantsNLMLBny129----156------
1952New York GiantsNLMLBny130----150------
1953New York GiantsNLMLBny1311--261108---17-
1954New York GiantsNLMLBny132----154------
1955New York GiantsNLMLBny133----115------
1956St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34----99------
1956New York GiantsNLMLBny134----48------
1957St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35----1391-----
1958Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36-----111-----
1958St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36----88-----
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37--4-1131-----
1960Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38--1--53-----
1960Milwaukee BravesNLMLBmlb38--103-4---25-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1948Boston BravesWorld SeriesMLB26624241000000200000.167.167.208.3755124.182.041.0420.008.330.000.000.0025.00
1951New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB296245103014002300000.417.462.6671.12916426.450.250.3337.6911.541.503.8524.0040.00
1954New York GiantsWorld SeriesMLB32417270000001100000.412.444.412.8567018.438.000.0595.565.561.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs16659214014003600000.323.353.431.78428568.345.108.1544.418.822.001.4765.0023.81

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1961San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn39Manager1548569.5528.03 
1962San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn40Manager16510362.624--1 Lost World Series (Yankees)
1963San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn41Manager1628874.54311.03 
1964San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn42Manager1629072.5563.04 
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn43Third Base Coach1627290.44425.08Bob Kennedy,Lou Klein
1966Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc144Manager1607486.46323.07 
1967Kansas City AthleticsALMLBMLBkc145Manager1616299.38529.510 
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle46Manager1618675.53416.53 
1969Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle47Manager1616299.38546.56 
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle48Manager1627686.46932.05 
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle48General Manager1627686.46932.05Alvin Dark
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle49Manager16260102.37043.06 
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle49General Manager16260102.37043.06Johnny Lipon,Alvin Dark
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak52Manager1629072.556--1 Won World Series (Dodgers)
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak53Manager1629864.605--1 Lost ALCS (Red Sox)
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn55Manager1626993.42629.05 
1977Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55First Base Coach1628181.50020.04Herman Franks
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1948Major League Rookie of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1960-10-31TradeTraded by Braves to Giants for Andre Rodgers. 
1960-06-23TradeTraded by Phillies to Braves for Joe Morgan. 
1960-01-11TradeTraded by Cubs with Jim Woods and John Buzhardt to Phillies for Richie Ashburn. 
1958-05-20TradeTraded by Cardinals to Cubs for Jim Brosnan. 
1956-06-14TradeTraded by Giants with Whitey Lockman, Don Liddle and Ray Katt to Cardinals for Gordon Jones, Bill Sarni, Red Schoendienst, Jackie Brandt and Dick Littlefield. 
1949-12-14TradeTraded by Braves with Eddie Stanky to Giants for Red Webb, Willard Marshall, Buddy Kerr and Sid Gordon. 
1946-07-04ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.