Marv Rackley Stats

Marv Rackley was born on Sunday, July 25, 1920, in Seneca, South Carolina. Rackley was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Marv Rackley baseball stats page.

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"In a move to strengthen their outfield, the Pirates Monday night acquired Marv Rackley from the Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Johnny Hopp and cast estimated at $25,000... Rackley will join the Pirates in Pittsburgh Wednesday and probably will take over the center field job immediately. Wally Westlake will be moved to right. Rackley, who will be 28 in July, hit .327 in 88 games last year for the Dodgers . Including part of the 1947 season, the average for his brief major league career is .324. He is a left-handed hitter and thrower. He was effective as a pinch-hitter, last year, collecting five hits in 13 times at bat for an average of .385. He hit well against western clubs on their home fields, winding up with a better than .300 average in Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati. Exceptionally fast on bases, he had an outstanding record for stolen bases with the Montreal club in the International League in 1946. He stole 65." - Sports Writer Vince Johnson in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (05/18/1949, Pirates Get Rackley in Deal , Page 18)

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Birth Name:
Marvin Eugene Rackley
Nickname:
Marv or Rabbit
Born On:
07-25-1920  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Seneca, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-24-2018 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Greenville, South Carolina
Cemetery:
Heritage Memorial Gardens, Westminster, South Carolina
High School:
Seneca Senior (Seneca, SC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-15-1947 (Age 26)
Last Game:
05-08-1950
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Marv Rackley Pitching Stats

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Marv Rackley Hitting Stats

1947 27 Dodgers 18 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
1948 28 Dodgers 88 281 55 92 13 5 0 0 15 19 1 25 3 0 0 1 .327 .370 .409
1949 29 Dodgers 9 9 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .444 .500 .556
1949 29 Pirates 11 35 5 11 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .314 .351 .371
1949 29 Dodgers 54 141 23 41 4 1 1 0 14 13 2 8 1 0 0 2 .291 .351 .355
1950 30 Reds 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
4 Years 185 477 87 151 20 6 1 0 35 36 5 36 5 0 0 3 .317 .365 .390

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Marv Rackley Fielding Stats

1947 Dodgers CF 1 0 9 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1947 Dodgers RF 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1948 Dodgers CF 32 23 630 59 1.8 56 53 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.40
1948 Dodgers LF 44 36 1,011 94 2.1 89 85 4 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.38
1948 Dodgers RF 4 4 108 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.25
1949 Dodgers LF 3 1 39 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1949 Pirates CF 8 8 183 22 2.8 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.25
1949 Dodgers CF 4 2 57 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1949 Dodgers LF 39 29 810 70 1.8 69 69 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.30
LF Totals 86 66 1,860 166 1.9 160 156 4 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.32
CF Totals 45 33 879 87 1.9 84 81 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.58
RF Totals 5 5 135 9 1.8 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
3 Years 136 104 2,874 262 1.9 253 246 7 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.38

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Marv Rackley Miscellaneous Stats

1947 Dodgers 0 0 .000 5 11 n/a 0.0 0.0 4.5 - - -
1948 Dodgers 8 4 .667 11 3 n/a 0.0 11.2 18.7 - - -
1949 Dodgers 0 3 .000 24 3 n/a 0.0 0.0 9.0 - - -
1949 Pirates 1 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 0.0 11.7 17.5 - - -
1949 Dodgers 1 3 .250 0 0 n/a 141.0 17.6 10.1 - - -
1950 Reds 0 0 .000 2 3 n/a 0.0 0.0 2.0 - - -
4 Years 10 10 .500 45 20 n/a 477.0 13.3 13.6 - - -

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Marv Rackley Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 35 Undetermined - -
1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 35 Undetermined - -
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 35 Undetermined - Stats
1949 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - Stats
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 35 Undetermined - Stats
1950 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
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Marvin Eugene Rackley was a Major League Baseball player who roamed the outfield for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947 to 1949), Pittsburgh Pirates (1949), and Cincinnati Reds (1950). Marv was signed by the Bums in 1941, directly out of high school, but served his country during World War II with the United States Army Air Force (1942-1945) before returning to baseball.

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Did you know that Marv Rackley made his Major League debut on the same exact date ( April 15, 1947 ), and in the same exact game, as Jackie Robinson ? Too easy? Did you know that in 1949, Rabbit Rackley was a "double" Dodger ? Marv was traded to Pittsburgh in exchange for Johnny Hopp , but on June 7, 1949, the traded was voided and he returned to Brooklyn , explaining why he has split stats for the same team in the same season!

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