Former LSU standout Alvin Dark dies at 92
EASLEY, S.C. - Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died.
The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died Thursday at his home.
Dark attended LSU in 1942, and was a standout on both the baseball and football teams. The 1948 major league Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star, Dark also played and managed World Series champions.
In 1951, Dark began one of the greatest rallies in baseball history with a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants in an NL pennant playoff against Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson capped that comeback with a home run that became known as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World."
Alvin Dark was 92.