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.
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.