Casey Stengel; A Biography
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New York: Drake Publishing, 1976. , 188 pages. Illustrations. Appendix One and Two [records]. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. DJ is price clipped. Norman MacLean was a well respected sports broadcaster and journalist. He worked with the Associated Press and covered the Yankees and Mets games. He was associated for many years with the Westchester Golf Classic. Casey Stengel was a baseball phenomenon and a genuine eccentric. He was a good player, known for his goofy antics, such as hiding a sparrow in his cap and, when fans booed him, tipping his cap to release the bird. He became a manager for a series of terrible teams. Then came the New York Yankees, with their full roster of great players. He managed them to 10 pennants and seven World Series championships. His innovative style of platooning lefties and righties, switching around his lineup, placing players at multiple positions, and keeping everyone guessing became the template for the modern game. He also used "Stengelese" to great advantage. Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager best known as the manager of both the championship New York Yankees of the 1950s, and later of the hapless expansion New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He learned much about baseball from John McGraw, and had some of the glorious moments in his career, such as hitting an inside-the-park home run in Game 1 of the 1923 World Series to defeat the Yankees. His major league playing career ended with the Boston Braves in 1925, but he then began a career as a manager. Yankee general manager George Weiss hired him as manager in October 1948. Stengel's Yankees won the World Series five consecutive times (1949-1953), the only time that has been achieved. Although the team won ten pennants in his twelve seasons, and won seven World Series, his final two years were unsuccessful. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Very good.