Stan Rojek

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Stan Rojek

Shortstop
Born: (1919-04-21)April 21, 1919
North Tonawanda, New York
Died: July 9, 1997(1997-07-09) (aged 78)
North Tonawanda, New York
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 22, 1942 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1952 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average    .266
Home runs    4
Runs batted in    122
Teams
 
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Stan Rojek

Shortstop
Born: (1919-04-21)April 21, 1919
North Tonawanda, New York
Died: July 9, 1997(1997-07-09) (aged 78)
North Tonawanda, New York
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 22, 1942 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1952 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average    .266
Home runs    4
Runs batted in    122
Teams

Stanley Andrew Rojek (April 21, 1919 – July 9, 1997) born in North Tonawanda, New York was a shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1942 and 1946–47), Pittsburgh Pirates (1948–51), St. Louis Cardinals (1951) and St. Louis Browns (1952).

He helped the Dodgers win the 1947 National League Pennant.

He finished 10th in voting for the 1948 NL MVP for leading the league in Games (156), At Bats (641), Plate Appearances (713) and Singles (150). He also had 85 Runs, 186 Hits, 27 Doubles, 5 Triples, 4 Home Runs, 51 RBI, 24 Stolen Bases, 61 Walks, .290 Batting Average, .355 On-base percentage, .367 Slugging Percentage, 235 Total Bases and 8 Sacrifice Hits.

In 8 seasons he played in 522 Games and had 1,764 At Bats, 225 Runs, 470 Hits, 67 Doubles, 13 Triples, 4 Home Runs, 122 RBI, 32 Stolen Bases, 152 Walks, .266 Batting Average, .327 On-base percentage, .326 Slugging Percentage, 575 Total Bases and 35 Sacrifice Hits.

He lockered next to Jackie Robinson, in Brooklyn, when Jackie broke baseball's colored barrier.

He died in his hometown at the age of 78.

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