Casey Stengel Biography
Birthday: July 30, 1890 (Leo)
Born In: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel was an American Major League Baseball manager, often regarded as the most successful manager of the game for all time. He was well known for his sense of humour, sharp wit, and deep knowledge about everything related to baseball which earned him the nickname ‘The Old Professor’. Over his long and productive career he was associated with a number of teams and cities, though he gained more success with the clubs in New York. Before becoming a manager he used to play baseball and had compiled a batting average of .284 over 14 seasons in the National League. First as a player, and then as a manager he became the only man to have worn four of New York’s major league club’s uniforms. As a young boy he had a happy childhood, spent playing sandlot baseball. He played various sports including baseball, football and basketball during his high school days. Though he had no aspirations of becoming a sportsman; he dreamed of becoming a dentist. However, he found dentistry training a struggle and focused his efforts on playing baseball instead. He started playing as an outfielder and post his playing career he became an even more successful manager, most notable for managing the New York Yankees.