R. Benjamin Stansky

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Stansky played baseball at William Penn High School for two years before Connie Mack signed him in 1939 to a professional contract,  playing for the original Wilmington Blue Rocks. His
contract was sold to the Montreal Royals, Brooklyn Dodgers’ AAA farm team 1943. He served in the Marines 1943-46 and played with the 4th Marine Division baseball team. Stansky played right field for
a short period of time for Montreal in 1946. The Dodgers sent him down to Class A in 1948 to convert him to the position of catcher.  He made the CBL All-Star team as the starting catcher and
played on various Class A teams until 1953 but his road to the majors was blocked because the Dodgers signed Roy Campanella. Stansky lost out to two of the best baseball players of all time and
played alongside another in the Minors. He played games in all nine positions with Ashville, N.C. including three different positions in one game. Injury ended his career in 1953.



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