Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel (July 30, 1890 - September 29, 1975) enjoyed 54 years in baseball beginning as a right fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers and retiring as one of the most accomplished managers in baseball history with the New York Mets. Though a respectable player during his 14-year playing career, batting .284 with 1,219 hits and 535 RBI, Stengel earned his Hall of Fame recognition at the helm of some of the greatest teams in history. Most notably, Stengel managed the 1950s New York Yankees (1949-1960) dynasty to 10 American League pennants and seven World Series championships including five consecutive (1949-1953). Casey Stengel amassed a record of 1,926-1,867 for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1934-1936), the Boston Bees (1938-1942) and Braves (1943), the New York Yankees (1949-1960) and the New York Mets (1962-1965). Stengel was an exacting and expert tactician, but kept a charming air about him with his sense of humor that put players, media and executives at ease. The Veterans Committee elected Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.