Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character

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A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of the Year

“The ultimate biography.” —The New York Times

As a player, Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball—and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager.

But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates a matchless and intimate portrait of a private man. Casey Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime for years to come.

  • Author: Marty Appel
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Published: March, 2018
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
Player Biography
Casey Stengel’s remarkable 54-year professional career included 14 years playing the outfield and 35 years managing in the major leagues. Always colorful and wildly popular, Stengel reached unparalleled success with the New York Yankees, winning 10 pennants and seven World Series titles from 1949 to 1960. An astute judge of talent who often platooned players and juggled his pitchers, he was equally admired for “Stengelese,” his own brand of double-talk, which made him one of the most quoted people in baseball history. “The Yankees don’t pay me to win every day – just two out of three,” he once declared.

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A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of the Year

“The ultimate biography.” —The New York Times

As a player, Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball—and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager.

But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates a matchless and intimate portrait of a private man. Casey Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime for years to come.

  • Author: Marty Appel
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Published: March, 2018
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
Player Biography
Casey Stengel’s remarkable 54-year professional career included 14 years playing the outfield and 35 years managing in the major leagues. Always colorful and wildly popular, Stengel reached unparalleled success with the New York Yankees, winning 10 pennants and seven World Series titles from 1949 to 1960. An astute judge of talent who often platooned players and juggled his pitchers, he was equally admired for “Stengelese,” his own brand of double-talk, which made him one of the most quoted people in baseball history. “The Yankees don’t pay me to win every day – just two out of three,” he once declared.

Men's Jerseys

JERSEY SIZE 40 44 48 52 56 60
Size Equivalent S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"
Waist 28 - 30" 32 - 34" 36 - 38" 40 - 42" 44 - 46" 48 - 50" 52 - 54"
Hip 34 - 36" 38 - 40" 42 - 44" 46 - 48" 50 - 52" 54 - 56" 58 - 60"