Stengel: His Life and Times

Overview

One of the most endearing of American heroes, Casey Stengel guided the New York Yankees to ten pennants in twelve seasons. Here is the brilliant manager stripped naked—the person underneath all the clowning, mugging, and double-talking.

Robert Creamer shows us Casey at twenty-two, famous from his very first day in the big leagues. We see Casey’s playing career fall apart as he is traded, shunted to last-place teams, hampered by injuries, considered finished—until he bats a ...

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Overview

One of the most endearing of American heroes, Casey Stengel guided the New York Yankees to ten pennants in twelve seasons. Here is the brilliant manager stripped naked—the person underneath all the clowning, mugging, and double-talking.

Robert Creamer shows us Casey at twenty-two, famous from his very first day in the big leagues. We see Casey’s playing career fall apart as he is traded, shunted to last-place teams, hampered by injuries, considered finished—until he bats a glorious home run in the 1923 World Series. Here are Casey’s managing successes and failures—dismissed by the Yankees, he returns to the limelight with his new and inept New York Mets, the team he single-handedly lifts into the nation’s consciousness.

“I’m a man that’s been up and down,” Casey said in a serious moment. Certainly his knack for bouncing back made him a legend in our national pastime. Here are the stories and gags, the Stengelian style, the full dimensions of the man.

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Editorial Reviews

Sports Illustrated
"A superb book. . . . Creamer has set a standard of excellence for sports biographies."—Sports Illustrated
Washington Post Book World
"Full of energy and surprises and laughter. . . . In Creamer’s wonderful portrait, the real man is even more likable than the legend."—Washington Post Book World
New York Times Book Review
"Exemplary . . . by scaling down the legend of Stengel to human proportions, Mr. Creamer has made it seem all the more vital."—New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803263673
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 489,563
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Creamer, formerly a writer and editor for Sports Illustrated, is the author of Babe: The Legend Comes to Life. He lives in Tuckahoe, New York.
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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    Light, entertaining read...better than mortar fire!

    I read this book during my 2007 Iraq tour. I learned to take an eclectic mix of small books in my duffle bag, and pass them on after I finished. I'm not a Louis L'Amour fan, and that, or something like it, tends to be all you might find in the AOR. The book was a light, entertaining read. I remembered that Casey was an extremely successful manager, and was famous for his "Stengalese". I was never aware of his intelligent, informed investments. Nor was I aware of his playing history, such as it was. I recommend this book, if you're looking for a quick, light read. It won't bum you out in the midst of sniper fire and things that go boom.

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