When it comes to baseball nicknames, there have been few as brilliant as Dick Stuart's "Dr. Strangeglove". It was a topical play on both his questionable fielding abilities and Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic dark comedy Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
-Born in San Francisco, Dick was signed by the Pirates in 1951 at age 18.
-Stuart made up for lost time by swatting 16 home runs in just 67 games as a rookie.
-His breakout year was 1961, when he was an All-Star for the only time in his career on the strength of a career-high .301 average as well as a team-leading 35 home runs and 117 RBI.
-The next year, Stuart once again led Boston in home runs and RBI (33 and 114, respectively), but was dealt again, this time to the Phillies. He was second on the club with 28 homers and 95 driven in, but batted only .234.
-Stuart's career ended in 1969. In parts of ten big league seasons he batted .264 with 228 homers and 743 RBI.