Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character

Casey Stengel Baseball s Greatest Character From the New York Times bestselling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball s greatest character There was nobody like Casey before him and no one

  • Title: Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character
  • Author: Marty Appel
  • ISBN: 9781524750572
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Audio CD
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire, Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball s greatest character.There was nobody like Casey before him, and no one like him since For than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player he was the only person in history to play for all the New York teams the Dodgers,From the New York Times bestselling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire, Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball s greatest character.There was nobody like Casey before him, and no one like him since For than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player he was the only person in history to play for all the New York teams the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets , and then as a manager for the Yankees and Mets, among others He made his biggest mark on the game, revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding ten pennants and seven World Series Championships including FIVE STRAIGHT with the Yankees Playing with and against a Who s Who of Cooperstown Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb and forming indelible, and sometimes complicated, relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin, Casey Stengel was, for an astonishing five decades, the undisputed, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball For a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight, he still remains an enigma New York Times bestselling author Marty Appel paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime.
    Casey Stengel Stats Baseball Reference View Casey Stengel s Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame plaque, photos, videos Rookie Status Exceeded rookie limits during season Full Name Charles Dillon Stengel Nicknames The Old Perfessor View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject More bio, uniform, draft, salary info Casey Stengel Baseball s Greatest Character Appel, Marty Casey Stengel was an ambassador for baseball and sports in general prior to ESPN and the MLB network This book makes it clear that there will never be another Casey Stengel in any sport This book is a must read for any sports fan and required reading for any Met or Yankee fan. Casey Stengel Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac Casey Stengel was born on Wednesday, July , , in Kansas City, Missouri Stengel was years old when he broke into the big leagues on September , , with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Casey Stengel Baseball Hall of Fame Casey Stengel s distinguished years in baseball spanned everything from the Dead Ball Era to Mickey Mantle s booming home runs Through it all, Stengel s colorful personality and instantly quotable remarks made him one of baseball s most beloved characters. Casey Stengel Baseball Reference View Casey Stengel s Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame plaque, photos, videos Rookie Status Exceeded rookie limits during season Full Name Charles Dillon Stengel

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    1. I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.As a life long baseball fan I jumped at the chance to read and review Marty Appel s book Casey Stengel Baseball s Greatest Character Casey s playing and managing days were before my time I started following the game as a kid in the late 60 s Yet I found interesting the stories of Casey s playing career and his many years of managing, including winning 10 pennants and seven W [...]


    2. This heavily researched biography makes the point that Stengel was definitely baseball s greatest character , but not a great manager It was clear that with good players he was a good manager, and with bad players, not His record as manager of the Yankees during their glory years built his reputation as a great manager His social skills with baseball writers ensured his legacy.


    3. Very enjoyable book about one of not only basaeball s but America s true characters Casey Stengel is best remembered as the manager of the NY Yankees, from the late 40 s until 1960 Winning 10 American League Championships When he was asked to resign because he was 70 yrs old Then he took over the expansion NY Mets for the 1st several years of their existence Know for his sense of humor, and antics both as a manager Stengel, a native of Kansas City Mo, saw his career begin as a above average outf [...]


    4. It is very interesting to read such detailed books of the MLB icons of the past These books bring many unknown or lesser known facts to light and to the front This book had lots of that I never got to watch Stengel play, or really pay attention to him as a coach, so all I have was the stories and anecdotes The Stengeleze of the past that is now all but lost was fun to read about here The parts of this book that get tedious for me, are the play by play accounts of the ball games Despite being ted [...]


    5. Marty Appel does an amazing job of letting us get to know Casey Stengel I remember seeing him on tv and other venues Always liked him, but now I feel I know him As a person who has always loved baseball I found the book enlightening and enthralling Mr Stengel was truely a larger then life individual and his wife Edna was a remarkable woman I highly recommend the book, for those who do or don t love baseball Mr Stengel truely was a unique character My thanks to Marty Appel for his research and de [...]


    6. Most of us know that the New York Yankees dominated baseball diamonds across the country for decades, but fewer know the Hall of Fame manager who guided them to success and was named by MLB Network baseball s greatest character We talk to Yankees historian Marty Appel about the life of Casey Stengel, who spent over 50 years in professional baseball and won 8 World Series titles, but whose handling of the MLB s integration era has been questioned for years Listen here viewpointsradio.wordpress



    7. Marty Appel has written a deeply researched and an enjoyable read about the old perfessor Casey Stengel Casey was a man for one season, the baseball season A very interesting character and like able manager If you like baseball history you will get much of it as you replay Casey s days as a player and a manager including his 5 straight World Series championships Is he the only manager to get fired for losing the 7th game of a World Series due to a walk off home run I remember hearing that play o [...]


    8. 2 1 2 If you are a real baseball nut, Yankees fan or over the top sports afficianado this is a four star book Appel, a good sportswriter who previously worked for MLB and then the Yankees discovered some new reference material and has put out a really good biography of one of if not the most colorful characters in baseball and sports history Some of the early chapters on Casey s playing career are a little slow but when he gets to the level of manager, especially with the Yankees, this book is a [...]


    9. It s OK A bit pro forma A sense of then this happened And then this happened And then this happened like you can still see Appel looking at his notecards at time It ain t bad, but it never really comes alive I d give it 3.5 stars if this site allowed for half stars.



    10. A fantastic book about a wonderful baseball character This book will fill you into Casey Stengel s life from Kansas City where he grew up to Glendale California where he lived with his wife Edna when not playing or managing a baseball team He started in pro ball minor leagues in 1910 and would stay around the game until 1974 He not only traveled the country but also went to the Far East twice on good will baseball tours He also had one time in front of a senate hearing committee which is in the [...]


    11. An Excellent Walk Down Memory Lane With Baseball s Greatest Character I don t read many biographies and when I do I often find myself skimming through various passages Not so in Marty Appel s Casey Stengel Baseball s Greatest Character I found the book to be written in a very reader friendly style that not only provides a very insightful deep dive into the baseball career and personal life of Casey Stengel, it also enabled me to feel that I was right there with the Old Perfessor throughout his f [...]


    12. Casey Stengel was a key figure in shaping the baseball world s self perception during my formative years Marty Appel s biography attempts to update what is know via an unpublished memoir written by his wife, Edna, and the greater availability of newspapers to the digital researcher The result, however, is disappointing It is not much than an book length Wikip dia article, dryly written and summarising key events in Stengel s life, but not attempting to put his career in the context of a sport t [...]


    13. I have read many books where Casey Stengel is a major character mainly books and biographies of players he managed during his heyday with the Yankees in the 50 s This covers the whole gamut of his career His early life and his major league career How he helped learn his managerial trade at the feet of John Mcgraw when he played for the Giants His other major league stops Then his up and down major league managing career where he was mainly successful at the minor league level but unsuccessful at [...]


    14. Appel s biography of Casey Stengel is a worthwhile read for baseball fans Stengel s career is a survey of the history of baseball in the 20th century, from the lowest minor leagues at the turn of the century to the expansion Mets of the 1960s Somehow his years as a player and manager seemed to intersect with almost every notable figure in the game I especially enjoyed the sections on Casey s playing days because I learned that he was a much better player than I had known He was also than the cl [...]


    15. I m a baseball fan but not necessarily a Yankees fan and I was a little concerned this would be yet another book worshiping the great Yankee teams of the past This was a very well written baseball book not a Yankee book that gave great perspective on the legend of Casey Stengel and the era in general So great to hear the many stories and antidotes about the way things were during that time I have a new appreciation for Casey Stengel and his impact on baseball and American culture.


    16. A national treasure baseball would not be what it is were it not for Casey Stengel Here s a guy who defined an era beyond Yankee or Met, or winning or losing He is enchanting The definition of timeless I wish I could have lunch with him There comes a time in every man s life and I ve had plenty of them.


    17. All inclusive biography, gives the reader an inside look into one of Baseballs most famous icons Great pacing and chronology of Stengel s life cleverly portrays the ups and downs on the bumpy road that led to Stengel to become a legend Must read for any NY Baseball Fan.




    18. I m usually not one for non fiction But when it comes to biographies especially about sports or musical figures I m there



    19. Enjoyab e bookWell written brought old memories and new insights to one who grew up a serious baseball fan in the 1950 s 60 s.



    20. A well done, biography This book takes us through his playing career and his Hall of Fame Managing Career with the Yankees followed by his Mets years A great read for Sports fans Enjoy


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