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Milton "Milt" Stock
Birth: Jul. 11, 1893
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1977
Montrose
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 5-foot-8 infielder collected four hits in four consecutive games from June 30 to July 3, 1925 for a National League record. But he probably will be remembered most for what happened on the final day of the 1950 season when he was Brooklyn's third-base coach. The Philadelphia Phillies had a one-game lead and a loss to the Dodgers would force a playoff for the pennant. The score was tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth at Ebbets Field. Cal Abrams opened with a walk off Phillies ace Robin Roberts and went to second on Pee Wee Reese's single. Then Duke Snider hit a sharp single to center, and Stock waved Abrams home, but center fielder Richie Ashburn threw out the runner at the plate. In the 10th, Dick Sisler hit a three-run homer off Dodgers ace Don Newcombe to send the Phillies to the World Series. There were those who thought Ashburn was playing shallow because he was going to cover second base if Snider bunted. Ashburn said, "I never remembering him bunting. It was our policy when the winning run was on second, we would shorten up a couple of steps in the outfield. I didn't have a strong arm, but it was accurate and I got the throw away quickly." Stock was fired and never coached again. The third baseman broke into the big leagues with the New York Giants in 1914 but was traded along with pitcher Al Demaree and catcher Jack Adams in January 1915 to Philadelphia for third baseman Hans Lobert. He was with the Phillies from 1915 until January 21, 1919, when he traded with catcher Pickles Dillhoefer and pitcher Dixie Davis to St. Louis for infielders Doug Baird and Stuffy Stewart, pitcher Eugene Packard and cash. For the Cardinals, he batted .307 in 1919, .319 in 1920, .307 in 1921 and .305 in 1922. St. Louis swapped him to Brooklyn in April 1924 for catcher Mike Gonzalez. The right-handed hitter finished his career with the Dodgers in 1926 and wound up with a .289 lifetime batting average, 270 doubles, 58 triples, 22 homers, 696 runs batted in and 155 stolen bases. He managed 15 years in the minor leagues, including stops at Mobile, Dallas, Knoxville and Macon. He was a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1944 to 1948 and for the Dodgers in 1949 and 1950. He was the father-in-law of former second baseman and manager Eddie Stanky.  (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
Burial:
Catholic Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13856715
Milton Milt Stock
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