Casey Stengel

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Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (30 July 189029 September 1975) was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. In the 1950s, sportswriters dubbed him with yet another nickname, "The Old Perfessor", for his sharp wit and his ability to talk at length on anything baseball-related. He is regarded as one of baseball's more colourful personalities.


  • This makes a man think. You look up and down the bench and you say to yourself, "Can't anybody here play this game?"
    • As quoted in Can't Anybody here Play This Game? (1963) by Jimmy Breslin; reproduced in "Rocene's Sport Jabs" by Ray Rocene, in The Missoulian (April 21, 1963), p. 11
  • The new park sure holds the heat. The heat took the press right out of my pants.
  • Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
    • As quoted in "L. M. Boyd" by Boyd, in The Sioux City Journal (April 20, 1981), p. A17
  • The key to good management is keeping the nine guys who hate your guts away from the nine guys who haven't made up their minds.
  • Without losers, where would the winners be?
    • The Gospel According to Casey (1992), ed. Berkow & Kaplan, St. Martin's Press, p. 19 : ISBN 0312069227 , as cited in The Executive's Book of Quotations (1994), ed. Martin & Moskin, Oxford University Press, p. 299 : ISBN 0195078365

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