(91) The Underrated Whitey Ford, Casey Stengel, and Tweaking the Standard Narrative
The Baseball Rabbi Podcast
The late Whitey Ford, who won more games than any other pitcher in Yankee history, is seldom ranked among the very greatest pitchers of all time. Is this fair, or does he deserve more credit? And that famous narrative about manager Stengel's saving Ford for the big games - does that hold water, or is it simply false? Pesach and Scott look at the numbers to uncover the real story. Plus: how Aaron Boone contributed to the Yankees' playoff loss, storylines for the upcoming League Championship Series, and new details in comparing Gibson's best season with those of Pedro and Maddux. Partner with the Baseball Rabbi on Patreon! Go to https://www.patreon.com/baseballrabbipodcast for bonus episodes, merch, and more!
With the Yankees in the '50s, he had the greatest run in managerial history. But before that, Casey Stengel skippered a series of relentlessly terrible teams. Host King Kaufman asks: Did the Old Perfessor learn to win by losing? Plus: What if the worst player on the worst team in a league met the best player on the best team in that league 40 years later? And what if one of those guys was the host of a podcast about losing? King Kaufman meets Vince Beringhele. Originally published Oct. 7, 2017.
Casey Stengel was the first manager of The Mets and the first to refer to them as "Amazin." George Weis the first GM of The Mets talked him in to taking the job. When he started in 1962 he had a winning percentage as a manager of almost .750. When he retired in 1966 it was down to .507. The Mets couldn't of asked for a better guy, he took things in stride and understood who and what he had to work with. A true icon. The Miami Series We split the series. We won two games. More importantly the games Miami won, they didn't really win them we lost them. Changes are coming and things will happen fast after The Braves series. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/james-burns52/support
The Bedford & Sullivan podcast marches on with our 77th episode!We're thrilled to welcome Brooklyn-born Marty Appel to the program, former public relations director of the New York Yankees, and author of "Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character." We'll discuss Casey's playing time with both the Dodgers and the Giants, his time managing the Dodgers in the 30's, his time with the Yankees battling his former team in all those World Series, and his years with the New York Mets.So, join us at 10am ET for the latest edition of the Bedford & Sullivan podcast!
"Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character" with Marty Appel
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson... and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball -- and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectacular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships. But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight -- an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball -- Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed baseball historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man and Hall of Famer. Marty Appel was the youngest public relations director in baseball history when George Steinbrenner elevated him to the New York Yankees post in 1973. He worked for the team for ten seasons, beginning in 1968, and followed it by producing its games on WPIX television. He is the author of twenty-three books, including the New York Times bestselling "Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain" and "Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss." On an April evening in 2017, Marty Appel took us through the 20th century with "Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character." A splendid, intimate Clubhouse conversation. Pull up a chair and listen in...
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S CASEY STENGEL + DONALD TRUMP
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show
In celebration of spring and Major League Baseball’s opening day, it’s take me out to the ballgame time on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is New York Yankee’s historian and former publicity director Marty Appel, author of the new biography CASEY STENGEL, BASEBALL’S GREATEST CHARACTER. And in our second half-hour we visit with the fascinating Eden Collinsworth who takes a look at a subject on everyone’s mind today: morality. In what some people are calling The Age of IM-morality, author Eden Collinsworth has written BEHAVING BADLY: THE NEW MORALITY IN POLITICS, SEX, AND BUSINESS.Casey Stengel once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them,” and indeed he did. There was nobody like Casey before him, and certainly there has been no one like him since. For more than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball. First as the only person in history to play for or manage all the New York teams, including the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets, and then as a manager, where he made his biggest mark on the game of Major League Baseball revolutionizing the role in New York and beyond, all while winning an astounding ten pennants and seven World Series Championships – including five consecutive titles with the Yankees.Another New York character is shaking things up in the world and we take a look at Donald Trump and more with author Eden Collinsworth who addresses the topic of morality in her new book BEHAVING BADLY: THE NEW MORALITY IN POLITICS, SEX, AND BUSINESS. To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in the realm of business, cheating, lying, and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, rapidly changing technology offers permission to act in ways inconceivable without it. Some might say that we live in a time of a complete free-for-all. Eden Collinsworth argues that people still draw lines around what is acceptable and what is not. It’s a fascinating conversation, not all serious. Hear what the founder of Ashley Madison, a web site for married people looking to have illicit affairs has to say on the subject.A look at two wholly American characters, Casey Stengel and Donald Trump, America’s national pastime, sports, sex, politics, the New York Yankees on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.