From John Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle on November 13, 2014:
Alvin Dark, manager of two Bay Area World Series teams and captain of the 1951 New York Giants who made a legendary comeback to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant, died early this morning at his home in Easley, S.C.
He was 92.
“He just simply died of old age,” said his son, Gene Dark. “He did not suffer. He did not linger. He died in his sleep.”
Mr. Dark was to be buried today at his request, Gene Dark said, and a memorial service is pending.
- Related link: Read Alvin Dark’s SABR biography, written by Eric Aron
- SABR 42 presentation: Click here to listen to John Burbridge’s SABR 42 research presentation on “The Legacy of Alvin Dark” in 2012 (scroll down for RP20)
Originally published: November 13, 2014. Last Updated: November 13, 2014.