On This Day

Casey Stengel

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Manager of the New York Yankees between 1949 and 1960 and later the NY Met's 1st manager.

Born: July 30, 1890
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 29, 1975 (aged 85)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Events in the Life of Casey Stengel

  • 1912-09-17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
  • 1918-01-02 After repeated clashes over pay with the Brooklyn Robins owner Charlie Ebbets, star right fielder and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel is traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1919-05-25 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
  • 1923-10-12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • 1934-02-23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1936-10-07 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
  • 1937-10-25 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees
  • 1943-04-20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • 1944-01-27 Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves
  • 1948-10-12 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
  • 1950-09-29 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • 1951-07-08 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
  • 1958-09-14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
  • 1960-10-18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • 1960-10-20 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
  • 1960-11-21 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • 1965-07-24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • 1965-08-30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
  • 1966-03-08 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1966-07-25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1970-08-08 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)