Edward Raymond Stanky (September 3, 1915 – June 6, 1999), nicknamed "The Brat", was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs (1943–44), Brooklyn Dodgers (1944–47), Boston Braves (1948–49), New York Giants (1950–51) and St. Louis Cardinals (1952–53). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his original nickname, "The Brat from Kensington," is in reference to the neighborhood where he grew up.
It took Stanky eight years to reach the major leagues at age 27, after starting out at Greenville, Mississippi, in the East Dixie League, where he was a teammate of future St. Louis Cardinals star Harry Brecheen, whom Stanky would manage in St. Louis in 1952.
By Dean Hanley
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