Casey Stengel
Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel

Hi I am Casey Stengel. I am famous for being a baseball player and manager. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. I was an excellent athlete, but I dropped out of high school in 1909. I had a aspirations to become a dentist but I gave that up and joined the minor leagues. Kansas City Blues was my team. In 1918 I joined the U.S Navy during World War 1. I played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants.During my playing days I began developing a reputation for making people laugh. One game I famously responded to heckling from the crowd by hiding a sparrow under my baseball cap so that it would fly away when I tipped my hat to them.. I quit playing in 1925 but in 1931 I returned to the major leagues as a manager of the Dodgers. I was also a manager for the Boston Braves in 1938.  But I became most famous for being the manager of the New York Yankees where we won seven World Series Championships. I retired in August of 1965. I died in 1975 because of cancer. If you ever hear the poem “Casey at Bat,” think of me, Casey Stengel, one of the best managers ever.

by Josey

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