1934 - Casey Stengel becomes manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1968 – Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first NBA player to score 25,000 points.
1985 – Hot-headed University of Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight infamously throws a chair across the court during a game.
1937 – Tom Osborne: The legendary Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach won 3 national titles...
1965 TOPPS PUSH-PULL CASEY STENGEL
Topps produced a wide variety of non-sport sets throughout the ’50s and ’60s. If you had an itch for cars, planes, space, flags, Elvis, The Beatles, Batman, or Hopalong Cassidy, the company was there to scratch it.
On occasion, a baseball star or two would slip into these sets. Babe Ruth found his way into both the 1963 Valentine Foldees issue...
Can’t anybody here play this game? Mark Helfrich channels Casey Stengel as the Oregon defense gets rolled for 560 yards and 41 points in a win over Cal. The loosey-goosey defensive effort worked in Levi’s Stadium, but the going will be tougher against Stanford and Utah (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports photo).
Oregon used a big-play offense and special teams dominance to beat...
Jim Piersall is one of dozens of major leaguers who played with the Mets at the tail end of his career. And, what a memorable career it was. He wasn’t always spectacular, but he was entertaining, such as on this date in 1963 while with the Mets he celebrated his 100th career homer by rounding the bases backwards.
PIERSALL: Magical Mystery Tour
The MLB odds couldn’t have predicted...
Example: Casey Stengel Managerial Record - Baseball-Reference.com.
Added a couple of columns showing the manager postseason W-L records.
“Tell me what position a man plays, and I can describe his hobbies, his personal life and the current state of his sock drawer.” – Casey Stengel
OK, Casey Stengel never
March 25, 2014
Back in the days of Casey Stengel and Earl Weaver, the platoon was commonly used. It was very successful as far as offensive production was concerned, using two players who received a good amount of playing time at the same position. There are many different types of platoons, they include: right-handed hitter versus left-handed hitter, fastball hitter versus off speed pitch hitter...
I want to thank Nick Diunte of The Examiner for reminding me of this piece that was first posted by Barry in 2007. Today is the anniversary of Rod Kanehl’s passing. He was one of the first homegrown, fan favorites, the Mets had. Enjoy.
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With all the posts I’ve done on the early days of the Mets, I never once mentioned the name of Rod Kanehl, who in his way symbolized...