On This Day

Walter Alston

Profession: Baseball Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Managed the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for 23 years.

Born: December 1, 1911
Birthplace: Venice, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: October 1, 1984 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Heart attack complications

Historical Events

  • 1936-09-27 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
  • 1953-11-24 Los Angeles Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954; signs 23 one year agreements until 1976
  • 1976-09-29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager
  • 1977-06-05 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24
  • 1983-03-10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983-07-31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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