Eddie “The Brat” Stanky – Pesky as Player and Manager

There really is not much to Stanky’s career as a player or a manager that stands out. Primarily, he was known as a thorn in the side of the opponents. At 5’8″ and 170 lbs, he was small in stature but played the game hard and with his spikes up.

He played for the Cardinals for two seasons (1952-1953) which amounted to only 70 games. He batted .239 in 113 at bats. His debut came on April 21, 1943 with the Cubs.

He was also the manager during those seasons and continued through the 1955 year.  As manager he won 260 games and lost 238 games.

Here is an article from the New York Times about his death.

SABR article