Stuart began his pro career inin the Pittsburgh Pirates ' farm systemand spent and performing military service. Throughout his career, Stuart was known as a formidable sluggerbut a subpar fielder. Inhe led the major leagues with 29 errors, which remains both Stuart's career high and the Boston Red Sox single season record for first basemen.
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Throughout his baseball career, Stuart was known as a fine hitter, but a subpar fielder, garnering the unique nickname of "Dr. Strangeglove" for his poor defense. That was a play on words of the movie Dr. Strangelovewhich was released in the middle years of Stuart's career.
Richard was born in in Bethnel Green, London and was part of a typically large East London family of those times. He had seven Brothers and Four Sisters. He met my Mum, Irene at a skating rink in Forest Gate.
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Stuart was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 10,with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats where applicablecareer totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dick Stuart baseball stats page. Dick "Dr. A year latera league leading twenty-two errors.
He ran the bases, head down and looking anywhere except at the third-base coach or the outfield or a teammate who might be able to tell him something, often sending his team out of the inning. As a first baseman Stuart led his league in errors seven straight years, usually by a wide margin. Playing in only 64 games his rookie yearhe managed to commit 16 miscues. Given that he played with one of the great keystone combinations of all time in Dick Groat and Bill Mazeroski, one can only wonder how many double plays they might have turned with any other first baseman.