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On this date in Yankees history: Casey Stengel elected to the Hall of Fame

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in New York Yankees history, Casey Stengel was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Stengel was one of baseball’s colorful characters and a legendary manager in pinstripes.

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Much like another Hall of Fame manager, Joe Torre, Stengel made his mark with the Yankees.

During his time at the helm in the Bronx from 1949-60, Stengel skippered the Bronx Bombers to seven World Series titles and 10 American League pennants. Encompassed within that run was an unprecedented five consecutive championships from 1949-53.

The “Ol’ Professor” won 1,149 games in 12-seasons as manager of the Yankees. His uniform No. 37 is retired in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

In his total 25-year managerial career, Stengel won 1,905 games between the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, Yankees and New York Mets.