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Stan Hack


Who is Stan Hack?

Stan Hack: Stanley Camfield Hack, nicknamed "Smiling Stan," was an American third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Chicago Cubs and was the National League's top third baseman in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Usually a leadoff hitter, he batted .301 lifetime, scored 100 runs seven times and led the NL in hits and stolen bases twice each. His 1092 walks ranked fourth in NL history when he retired, and remain a franchise record; he also hit .348 over four World Series. His .394 career on-base percentage was the highest by a 20th-century third baseman until Wade Boggs exceeded it in the late 1980s, and was the top NL mark until 2001. Hack led the NL in putouts five times, in double plays three times and in assists and fielding percentage twice each. At the end of his career he ranked second in major league history to Pie Traynor in games at third base, second in NL history to Traynor in putouts, assists and total chances, and third in NL history in double plays.

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Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Major League Baseball Managers (2003)

by John C. Skipper

Louis Cardinals, September ¡7, ¡958–September 29, ¡958 Stan Hack, a left-handed hitting third ...

Google previewThe Red Sox Encyclopedia (1998)

by Robert Redmount

Frank McCormick was at first base, Lonny Frey and Hall of Famer Billy Herman at second base, Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan and Eddie Miller at shortstop, and Stan Hack and Cookie Lavagetto at third base. Bill Nicholson, Bob Elliott and Hall ...

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