1950 Bowman Baseball Card #86 – words on back of Card Born: North Tonawanda New York on April 21 1919 Stan Rojek batted .244 in 144 games in 1949. Hit stride in 1948 when given the regular berth by Pirates after they had gotten him in a trade with the Dodgers. Stan Rojek batted .290 in 156 games and fielded .962. Tied a major league record by taking part in 5 double plays. Played in 1 game with Dodgers at the end of ’42, then 3 years in service, and back to Dodgers.
Played just one game with Brooklyn Dodgers in '42 before entering the armed services... returned to Brooklyn and was used as utility infielder for the next two years, 1946-47, before being shipped to Pittsburgh prior to the 1948 season. Bucs manager Bill Meyer liked the hustle of Rojek and inserted him into the starting shortstop position. Stan Rojek, a patience batter, led the NL in at bats in 1948 with 641, cracked a career-high 27 doubles, scored career-best 85 runs, batted a solid .290 and walked 61 times while striking out just 41 times all year, His numbers slipped slightly the next year, and then he suffered a broken bone and played only 76 games in '50. Traded to Cardinals in early-1951, he played 59 games that year, batted .267 with 10 extra base hit, and after 9 games in '52, was out of the majors... Stan Rojek career stats: .266 BA, 67 Doubles, 13 Triples, 4 Hrs, 225 Runs, 122 RBIs, 470 hits in 1764 at-bats, 32 Stolen Bases, 152 Walks 100Ks...baseballhistorian.com - 1949 Pittsburgh Pirates