Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel
Birthdate 7/30/1890
Death Date 9/29/1975
Debut Year 1934
Year of Induction 1966
Teams Braves, Dodgers, Mets, Yankees
Position Manager

When Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel took over the Yankees, the team reeled off ten AL pennants and seven World Series titles in twelve years.

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The first of Casey Stengel's seven World Series titles came in 1949 with the Yankees

The first of Casey Stengel's seven World Series titles came in 1949 with the Yankees

No manager in the history of the game won more World Series championships than Casey Stengel. In the collection is a congratulatory letter from Baseball Commissioner Albert B. “Happy” Chandler dated less than three weeks after Stengel’s Yankees vanquished the Brooklyn Dodgers. It w
Stengel's adopted hometown of Glendale, California threw him a parade after the '49 title

Stengel's adopted hometown of Glendale, California threw him a parade after the '49 title

Casey Stengel and wife Edna made Glendale, California their off-season home, living their throughout their adulthood. In fact there’s a Stengel Field located in north Glendale that plays host to Crescenta Valley High School and Glendale Community College. In this wire photo dated October 17, 1
Casey returned to managing at age 71 to pilot the expansion Mets in 1962

Casey returned to managing at age 71 to pilot the expansion Mets in 1962

When the collection was in its early stages New York Mets scout Harry Minor looked through it and only somewhat jokingly remarked that it was terribly incomplete because it lacked the autograph of Casey Stengel. To rectify the collection’s glaring shortcomings, Minor donated some pieces relate
Stengel played for 5 teams from 1912-1925 and managed four from 1934-1965

Stengel played for 5 teams from 1912-1925 and managed four from 1934-1965

Also coming from New York scout Harry Minor is this paper baseball that bears the skipper’s image and autograph. Certainly better known for his ten pennants and seven World Series triumphs with the Yankees, Stengel was also the first manager of the expansion Mets from 1962-1965. Elected to the
Cooperstown came calling in 1966 when Stengel was inducted alongside Ted Williams

Cooperstown came calling in 1966 when Stengel was inducted alongside Ted Williams

Casey Stengel received baseball’s highest honor when he was inducted into Cooperstown in 1966. A Veterans Committee selection, Stengel was joined by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams who received a then-record 93.4 percent of the vote. Predictably, Stengel’s speech was one of the ages.
Stengel's longtime friend Harry Minor was the first scout elected to the Mets Hall of Fame

Stengel's longtime friend Harry Minor was the first scout elected to the Mets Hall of Fame

Harry Minor is a baseball lifer. The first scout elected to the Mets Hall of Fame, Minor scouted for more than a half-century including 44 years with the Mets. After perusing this collection of autographs of Hall of Famers more than twenty years ago, Minor saw a glaring weakness: no signature of Cas
Bowie Kuhn invited Casey Stengel to Baseball's centennial celebration in 1969

Bowie Kuhn invited Casey Stengel to Baseball's centennial celebration in 1969

One of the perks of the position as Commissioner of Baseball is interacting with former players. In this letter dated May 8, 1969 Bowie Kuhn writes to Casey Stengel inviting him to Baseball’s Centennial Celebration. Kuhn writes in part, “It is with extreme pleasure that I extend to you a

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