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Tuesday July 27th 2021


Casey Stengel Remembered: A Baseball Icon and a Yankee Immortal

The rambling, shifting, stream-of-consciousness syntax of Casey Stengel has filled thousands of newspaper and magazine pages with anecdotes ranging from amusing and wise to droll and banal, and sometimes vulgar.

More than a million references to No. 37 exist on Google and Yahoo. He was on the cover of Time Magazine twice.  And there are quite a few books about him and his New York Yankees of the mid 20th century.

Like former president Harry S. Truman, Stengel hailed from Missouri and wandered in the wilderness before finally hitting his peak. Born July 30, 1890, he got a well earned nickname early on —“King of the Grumblers.”

In 1946, Stengel managed the Pacific Coast League Oakland Oaks to a second-place finish. ...

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