March 8th, 2013

Casey Stengel – Hall of Fame

March 8, 1966 – The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee waives its rule about a waiting period and selects 75-year-old Casey Stengel as the newest member of Cooperstown. Stengel managed the New York Mets from 1962 until he broke his hip during the 1965 season. Stengel played for the Dodgers (1912-17) and later manager Brooklyn (1934-36). He managed against the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers as skipper of the New York Yankees, Boston Braves and Mets. Stengel was based most of his life in Glendale and the field at Glendale College is named in his honor.