Posted in Way Things Used To Be at 8:51 am by admin
Baseball record books are filled with statistics on home runs, runs batted in, earned run averages, etc. but there’s nothing in them on the intangible factors of the game. For example–in 1944 Chicago traded Stanky to the Dodgers. He played fifty-eight games at second base and the Dodgers finished in seventh place. In 1945 Stanky became the regular second baseman. The Dodgers rose to third place, in 1946 to second, and in 1947, with Stanky at second, the Dodgers won the pennant.