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Alvin Dark dies at 92; All-Star shortstop, Oakland A's manager
Alvin Dark dies at 92; All-Star shortstop, Oakland A's manager

Alvin Dark, an All-Star shortstop with the New York Giants in the 1950s who went on to manage the Oakland A's to the World Series championship in 1974, died Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92. His death was confirmed by the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley. No cause was given. The 1948 Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves and a three-time All-Star in New York, Dark played on three World Series teams in 14 seasons before becoming a manager. Dark's relationship with his Latin players proved a source of friction during his time as manager of the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s, when he reportedly asked them to refrain from speaking Spanish at the ballpark....

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