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About Casey Stengel
Charles ‘Casey’ Stengel was an American professional baseball player and later manager of the New York Yankees. In 1966, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The impact he had on the game has been compared to the one legendary catcher Yogi Berra had, or say the one three-time World Series champion manager Sparky Anderson had.
Time in Kansas
Stengel was the youngest of three children of his parents – Louis and Jennie Stengel. The future baseball player spent his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri. When he was a child, he played sandlot baseball and took up football and basketball as well when he attended high school. Both his basketball and baseball teams won the city and state championships during his time. Stengel played semipro on a few baseball teams and he was offered a contract by a minor league team, the Kansas City Blues for $135 a month.
Stengel made his debut in the major league with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1912, where he immediately earned the reputation for being an eccentric player. He spent six years playing for the Dodgers, including an appearance at the 1916 World Series. He later joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies for two seasons each. In 1921, Stengel was traded to the New York Giants, eventually becoming the hero player in the 1923 World Series. He was forced to retire two years later due to leg injuries.
Managerial Career and Accomplishments
Following his retirement as a player, he ventured into management. From the mid-1930s to 1965 he managed four baseball teams – Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, New York Yankees, and New York Mets. In his first couple of decades as a manager, he did not have many remarkable results; however, in his later years as manager, he accomplished feats that etched him into the annals of baseball history. With the New York Yankees, he won a whopping five World Series, in consecutive order – from 1949 to 1953.
After leaving the Yankees in 1960, he joined the New York Mets in 1962. He spent three years with the Mets before retiring at the age of 75.
Personal Life and Death
He married Edna Lawson in 1924. They had no children and Stengel spent his years training hundreds of young baseball players. He died of cancer in September 1975.
Other notable honors
In 1981, the Mets honored him by inducting him into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.
In honor of his immense contribution to the sport, the New York Mets retired the number 37. Similarly, the Yankees, a team he steered to five championship titles, honored him by retiring the number 37. The jersey number was what he wore during his playing years.
Stengel is the first manager in the sport’s history to have his jersey number retired by two teams.
Did you know?
Stenley was acclaimed as the “Greatest Living Manager” in 1969.
Fellow MLB manager Sparky Anderson described Stengel as the greatest person in baseball.
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F.A.Q. about Casey Stengel
When is his birthday?
Casey Stengel's birthday is on July 30, 1890.
In how many days is his birthday?
Casey's birthday is in 154 days
How old was Casey when he died?
He was 85 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 29, 1975.
How old would he be today?
Casey Stengel would be 133 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Casey from?
He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S..