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    72 Years Ago Today-Feb. 23, 1934

    Casey Stengel, former BROOKLYN player from 1912-1917 and current coach, is named manager of the BROOKLYN DODGERS, replacing Max Carey.

    Unfortunately, Ol' Case didn't enjoy much success. The DODGERS would finish 71-81 (6th place) in 1934, 70-83 (5th place in 1935) and drop to 67-87 (7th) in 1936 before Burleigh Grimes took over as manager in 1937.

    For a complete list of BROOKLYN managerial records (courtesy of Baseball-Almanac), check out this link:

    http://baseball-almanac.com/mgrtmld2.shtml
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    Old Casey probably never thought it could be any worse managing a team until he came back to the Polo Grounds and took on the Mets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulmcall
    Old Casey probably never thought it could be any worse managing a team until he came back to the Polo Grounds and took on the Mets.
    I think it got worse.
    When he went to Boston Braves finishing in seventh place four times and recording a winning record only once. The worst part was when he missed the first 47 games of the 1943 season in Boston, having suffered a broken leg when a taxicab hit him. A local sports columnist wrote, “The man who did the most for baseball in Boston was the motorist who ran down Stengel and kept him away from the Braves for two months.” Stengel was canned at the end of that year.
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    Somehow though, he went from the Outhouse to the Penthouse.. Who'da thunk it??

    All of the below is the reason why Casey got a skeptical reception from the New York press when he took over to helm the Yankees in 1949, succeeding Bucky Harris.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnny
    I think it got worse.
    When he went to Boston Braves finishing in seventh place four times and recording a winning record only once. The worst part was when he missed the first 47 games of the 1943 season in Boston, having suffered a broken leg when a taxicab hit him. A local sports columnist wrote, “The man who did the most for baseball in Boston was the motorist who ran down Stengel and kept him away from the Braves for two months.” Stengel was canned at the end of that year.

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcall
    Old Casey probably never thought it could be any worse managing a team until he came back to the Polo Grounds and took on the Mets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aa3rt
    Casey Stengel, former BROOKLYN player from 1912-1917 and current coach, is named manager of the BROOKLYN DODGERS, replacing Max Carey.

    Unfortunately, Ol' Case didn't enjoy much success. The DODGERS would finish 71-81 (6th place) in 1934, 70-83 (5th place in 1935) and drop to 67-87 (7th) in 1936 before Burleigh Grimes took over as manager in 1937.

    For a complete list of BROOKLYN managerial records (courtesy of Baseball-Almanac), check out this link:

    http://baseball-almanac.com/mgrtmld2.shtml

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