Casey Stengel

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Casey Stengel

Born

7/30/2008, Kansas City, Missouri (USA)

Died

9/29/1975

Birth Name

Charles Dillon Stengel

Gender

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Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He had a career .284 batting average as a player from 1912 through 1925. He played for several teams over the years. He played for the Dodgers, Pirates, Phillies, Braves and Giants.

Casey began his managerial…more

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  • Trivia

    • On October 10, 1923, Casey hit a game-winning inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning to help the Giants beat the Yankees 5-4.

    • On April 5, 1913, Casey hit an inside-the-park home run in the first game played in the Dodgers new park, Ebbets Field. The Superbas (Dodgers) beat the Yankees in an exhibition game by a score of 3-2.

    • Stengel managed in 64 World Series games winning 37 of them, both records in Major League Baseball. He also holds the record for most consecutive World Series Championships with five between 1949 and 1953.

    • Casey almost became a dentist enrolling at Western Dental College in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri in 1910.

    • Casey made his Major League Baseball debut on September 17, 1912. He had four singles, a walk, and 2 stolen bases for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    • In 1954 Casey's Yankees finished 2nd in the American League despite winning his career high of 104 games. This ended a string of 5 straight World Championships.

    • Casey's first nickname was "Dutch" due to his German heritage.

    • With his 7th World Series title in 1958, Casey tied Joe McCarthy for most World Championships by any baseball manager.

    • Casey is the only person to have played or managed for all four New York based teams. He played and managed for the Brooklyn Dodgers, played for the New York Giants and managed for the New York Mets and the New York Yankees.

    • Casey had a New York City Transit Bus Depot named after him across form Shea Stadium.

    • Besides being a Hall of Fame manager, Casey was also a very good player. He had a career average of .284 over his 14-year playing career.

    • The nickname Casey was given to him because of his hometown of Kansas City or K.C.

    • Casey had his uniform number retired by the Mets and the Yankees.

    • Casey led the New York Yankees to five straight World Series championships from 1949 to 1953.

    • Casey played or managed for 18 different professional baseball teams.

    • Casey's best season as manager was in 1954 when his New York Yankees had a 103-51 record.

    • Casey was elected to MLB's Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

    • Casey was nicknamed "Old Perfessor" by his players on the New York Yankees.

    • Sportswriters labeled his strange way of talking in riddles as "Stengelese."

    • Casey was the first ever manager of the New York Mets when they joined the National League in 1962.

    • Casey guided the New York Yankees to 10 AL Pennants and 7 World Series from 1949-1960.

    • Managed the New York Yankees from 1949-60.

  • Quotes

    • Stengel: I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball.

    • Stengel: Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before.

    • Stengel: The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

    • Stengel: All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.

    • Stengel: They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?

    • Stengel: I got one that can throw but can't catch, one that can catch but can't throw, and one who can hit but can't do either. (Speaking about his three catchers)

    • Stengel: Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em.

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    Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He had a career .284 batting average as a player from 1912 through 1925. He played for several teams over the years. He played for the Dodgers, Pirates, Phillies, Braves and Giants.



    Casey began his managerial career in 1934 for the Dodgers. He struggled for several years with several teams that lacked talent. In 1949 he struck it rich when he was named the manager of the New York Yankees. Casey won 7 World Series Championships while he was the skipper of the Yankees.



    When he wasn't playing or managing baseball Casey was talking ... to whoever would listen. He was a gem for sportswriters due to his often unintentional funny sayings. Casey's way of speaking was labeled "Stengelese" by his adoring sportswriters.



    Casey had his uniform number retired by both the Yankees and the Mets. He was enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame in 1975.moreless