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The Greatest Character of the Game: Casey Stengel’s Baseball

April 6, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

In its longstanding relationship with baseball, New York City has been home to four Major League teams: the Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, and Mets. But the first man to wear all four uniforms and only one to do it while each team still resided in New York was Casey Stengel. Dubbed by sportswriters “The Professor” for his expansive knowledge of all things baseball and named “The Greatest Character of the Game” by the MLB Network, Stengel was one of the sport’s most prominent fixtures. Still, his career was not without controversy, most notably when the Mets finished last in their league for all four years he managed the team.

Join Steve Steinberg, baseball historian and co-author with Lyle Spatz of 1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York (University of Nebraska Press, 2010); Marty Appel, former public relations director and television producer for the New York Yankees and author of Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain (Anchor Books, 2009); Toni Mollett, Casey Stengel’s grand-niece and founder of the Casey Stengel Baseball Center; Steven Goldman, author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel (Potomac Books, 2006); Jim Kaplan, co-author of The Gospel According to Casey (St. Martin’s Press, 1992) and The Greatest Game Ever Pitched (Triumph Books, 2011) for a discussion moderated by Dan Fost, journalist and author of Giants Past & Present (MVP Books, 2010), for an intimate look at the career and legacy of this icon of America’s pastime.

Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org.

$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

$6 when you mention Seamheads

Museum of the City of New York
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New York, NY 10029
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2 Responses to “The Greatest Character of the Game: Casey Stengel’s Baseball”
  1. History Calling says:

    Of course, New York City has been home to six Major League teams, not four, and that’s not counting the Mutuals of New York, who played in Brooklyn.

  2. Mike Lynch says:

    Originally Posted By History Calling
    Of course, New York City has been home to six Major League teams, not four, and that’s not counting the Mutuals of New York, who played in Brooklyn.

    Yes, but who’s counting? ;-)

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