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Former major leaguer, manager Dark dies

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EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died. He was 92. The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, says said Dark died Thursday at his home.

Dark was the major league Rookie of the year in 1948 and a three-time All-Star. He played for and managed World Series champions.

In 1951, Dark began one of the greatest rallies in baseball history with a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants in an NL pennant playoff against Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson capped that comeback with a home run that became known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”

 

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