Braves Card of the Day: 1949 Bowman Alvin Dark #67

In his first full season with the Braves, Alvin Dark became the first Braves player to win the Rookie of the Year award. He was, along with Bob Elliott, one of the offensive stars of the improbable 1948 National League champions from Boston.

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Inexplicably, the Braves dealt Dark to the Giants after the 1949 season where he would help New York win the 1954 World Series. Dark was a legit star for the first decade of his career, and would go on to become a successful manager where he led the 74 A’s to a World Series championship.

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