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Eddie "The Brat" Stanky
Birth: Sep. 3, 1916
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1999
Fairhope
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Coach. For eleven seasons (1943 to 1953), he played at the second-base and shortstop positions with the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Edward Raymond Stanky, he attended Northeast Manual Training School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and played eight years of Minor League baseball, prior to making his Major League debut with the Cubs on April 21st, 1943; he appeared in 142 games that year and recorded 125 hits. After being acquired by the Dodgers, he became a key player with Brooklyn's 1947 National League Pennant-winning team. During that year, Jackie Robinson (a teammate of Stanky's) shattered the racial barrier. In-spite of this he endured harsh treatment from opposing teams and this would prompt Stanky to take a stand and defend Robinson. In 1948 now a member of the Braves he contributed to Boston's run at the National League pennant and experienced his third pennant-winning squad with the Giants in 1951. In 1,259 regular season games, he compiled 1,154 hits with a .268 lifetime batting average. He totaled 19 World Series games and recorded 13 hits. He led the National League in runs scored with 128 (1945) and topped the league three-times in base-on- balls. He earned All-Star status three-times (1947, 1948 and 1950). After retiring as a player, he served as manager of the Cardinals (1952 to 1955, player-manager 1952 and 1953) and was named Sporting News Manager of the Year in 1952. After a period in the Minor Leagues he served as manager of the Chicago White Sox (1966 to 1968) and managed the Texas Rangers for one game in 1977 before retiring from baseball. He died from a heart attack. His father-in-law Milt Stock was an accomplished former Major League player from 1913 to 1926. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Myrtle Stock Stanky (1919 - 2011)*
 
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Burial:
Catholic Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15339101
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A Great man
- Kevin G. Kennedy
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
Eddie , How can anyone forget how came to the defense of Jackie Robinson through those turbulent times. Thats a true team mate. What great memories. Pee Wee, Jackie, Duke, and the rest of the Great Brooklyn Dodgers. It seems like you turn your head for o...(Read more)
- jklaric tinley pk il
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
Eddie, I remember you managing the White Sox and attending so many games. In those days players were so accessible for autographs after, or before a game. I still have some of those autographs, some in pencil, on those old programs from the 60's & 70's....(Read more)
- jklaric tinley pk il
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
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