Casey Stengel

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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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In the collection:

Casey Stengel autographed 1964 Topps card

Casey Stengel autographed 1964 Topps card

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. A longtime friend of Stengel, Minor often drove Stengel to games late in life and served
Paper baseball autographed by Casey Stengel

Paper baseball autographed by Casey Stengel

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
Reverse side of autographed paper baseball

Reverse side of autographed paper baseball

The reverse of the paper baseball details some of the highlights of Casey Stengel’s association with baseball. It reads, “Manager New York Yankees 1949-1960. Won 10 pennants and 7 World Series with New York Yankees. Only manager to win 5 consecutive World Series 1949-1953. Played outfiel
Telegram from Yankee executive Bob Fishel congratulating Stengel on making the HoF

Telegram from Yankee executive Bob Fishel congratulating Stengel on making the HoF

In the collection is this original telegram from longtime Yankee executive Bob Fishel congratulating Casey Stengel on his inclusion to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dated March 9, 1966 it reads, “Your unanimous election to the Hall of Fame certainly comes as no surprise to us. You
Handwritten note from Mets scout Harry Minor

Handwritten note from Mets scout Harry Minor

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
Envelope for letter from Met scout Harry Minor

Envelope for letter from Met scout Harry Minor

Five decades of scouting builds perseverance. In Harry Minor’s first attempt to mail the items related to Casey Stengel, the envelope was returned because of an an insufficient address. Instead of mailing it again, Minor simply waited until the collector was back in the Dodger press box writin
Commissioner Chandler congratulates Casey Stengel on first WS championship in 1949

Commissioner Chandler congratulates Casey Stengel on first WS championship in 1949

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
Glendale, California throws Casey Stengel a parade in 1949

Glendale, California throws Casey Stengel a parade in 1949

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

Bowie Kuhn invites 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 saying in part, “It is with extreme pleasure that I extend to you an

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