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Longtime major league player, manager Alvin Dark dies at 92

  • FILE - This is an Aug. 23, 1962, file photo showing Alvin Dark, manager for the San Francisco Giants. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This is an Aug. 23, 1962, file photo showing Alvin Dark, manager for the San Francisco Giants. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 24, 1950, file photo, New York Giants' Alvin Dark slides safely across home plate as Cincinnati Reds catcher Dixie Howell cannot handle the throw on an inside-the-park home run in the second inning of a baseball game at the Polo Grounds in New York. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this June 24, 1950, file photo, New York Giants' Alvin Dark slides safely across home plate as Cincinnati Reds catcher Dixie Howell cannot handle the throw on an inside-the-park home run in the second inning of a baseball game at the Polo Grounds in New York. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a July 15, 1948, file photo showing Boston Braves shortstop Alvin Dark waits his turn for batting practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)

    FILE - This is a July 15, 1948, file photo showing Boston Braves shortstop Alvin Dark waits his turn for batting practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, according to the Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)  (The Associated Press)

Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died. He was 92.

The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died Thursday at his home.

Dark, the 1948 major league Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star, 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."