On September 27, 1936 — Replacing Johnny Mize, tossed by an ump for arguing, Cardinal rookie first baseman Walter Alston makes an error in handling two chances and strikes out in his only major league at-bat. ‘Smokey’ will, however, win seven pennants and four World Series in his 23-year Hall of Fame career as Dodger manager from 1954 to 1976.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 27
National Pastime September 27
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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