Eddie Stanky

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Birthday
3, 1915
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 6, 1999 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1915
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 6, 1999 (83)

About

Second baseman nicknamed "The Brat" who made All-Star Game appearances as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves and New York Giants. He was a player-manager during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and was named Major League Manager of the Year in 1952.

Before Fame

He attended Northeast Manual Training School in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1935.

Trivia

He defended Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson against racist insults during Robinson's first season in Major League Baseball.

Family Life

He was survived by children named Beverly, Kay, Mariann and Mike. His father-in-law was MLB outfielder and manager Milt Stock.

Associated With

He succeeded legendary pitcher Marty Marion as the manager of the Cardinals in 1952.