Class of 1977

Born: September 3, 1917 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Category: Baseball

Called “The Brat from Kensington,” in his old Philadelphia neighborhood, by a New York sports writer, he was a brilliant baseball player from 1935 to 1953. With a National League record for most walks, he led the league in three seasons. Stanky was a three-time All-Star in 1947, 1948, and 1950. He was the Most Valuable Player in the American Association in 1942. In 1951, he started managing and coaching. He coached baseball at the University of South Alabama from 1969 to 1983.