Casey Stengel Poster Coca Cola Series Baseball Yankees

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 14, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage Casey Stengel Poster - New Old Stock

18" X 24" Mint - Unused

Baseball Greats: An original poster series from Coca Cola Company

Number one of four

Probably from 1970s

Will be mailed in a mailing tube.

Also see my Willie Mays poster. I will combine shipping.

It would have been impossible to foretell back in 1910 that Charles Dillon Stengel, known to millions today as Casey, would some day become a big league manager, let alone one of the most successful managers who ever lived.

As a busher in Maysville, Kentucky, in the Blue Grass League, he was better known as a clown than as a ball player. He wore loud ties with his baseball uniform and insisted on practicing sliding as he trotted to his position in the outfield.

Stengel was a player for 15 years and starred in the 1923 World Series. But it was as a manager that he earned his undying fame.

A unique symbol of the game to millions, he had his own special language, his own inimitable mannerisms, and his own rules on managing. He had been praised and criticized, glorified and ridiculed.

He had the appearance of a shaggy St. Bernard, but was a gentleman possessed of social graces. He had been called a clown, yet he was a bank president. He had been accused of butchering the King’
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