Tracewski spent eight seasons manning various infield positions for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers from 1962-1969. In 614 games he hit .213 with eight home runs. He twice (1963, 1964) played in over 100 games, with 1964 going down as his best year at the plate. He played in 106 games that season and hit .247 while setting career highs in RBIs (26) and runs (31).
Tracewski was the second baseman on Sept. 9 1965 when Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs. He was the starting second baseman for the Dodgers in the 1963 World Series and helped the team to a sweep of the New York Yankees. Tracewski went on to win two more World Series as a player, in 1965 with the Dodgers and in 1968 with the Tigers. He was also a coach for the 1984 Detroit team that won the World Series as well.
Dick Tracewski – career stats