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’s English, but his opinions on a myriad of subjects were listened to with respect.

He was a man who could bewilder and bemuse a Senate Committee with an astonishing assortment of sentences which defy analysis, yet could be as lucid as a crystal when so inclined.

So much has been written about this man that he has become a baseball legend. He was a natural-born comedian, but behind his clownishness was a baseball brain second to none.

Stengel never had great success as a major league manager until he was named to succeed Bucky Harris as the Yankee pilot in 1949. He won ten pennants in 12 years to surpass the performance of such masters as John McGraw, Connie Mack, and Joe McCarthy.

Stengel was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966.

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