Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
Where: The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
212-616-3930 Price: $15
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As the 2017 World Series draws near, join baseball expert Marty Appel as he discusses New York baseball and his new book on the legendary Hall of Famer Casey Stengel—the only man to wear the uniforms of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, the Yankees, and the Mets. For more than five decades, he was the quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball in America. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin and he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectacular 10 pennants and 7 world championships. Jacob Ruppert, the owner of the Yankees in the early 20th century and builder of Yankee Stadium was a member of the 7th Regiment and the connections from this East Side Armory to the Bronx run deep. For this lecture, archival items related to baseball will be on display.Buy tickets/get more info now