Alvin Dark 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. His.411 career slugging average was the seventh highest by an NL shortstop at his retirement, and his 126 home runs placed him behind only Ernie Banks and Travis Jackson.