Sport: Casey of the Yanks

Charles Dillon ("Casey") Stengel has a deeply lined, hawklike face that is hard to forget. He has wiry, bowed legs, a workaday wit, and an air of mock modesty. "I'm an apple-knocker," he likes to say, "and I'm against all city slickers." He was also quite a ballplayer in his day. Under the late great John J. McGraw of the Giants, he smashed a crucial home run in the 1923 World Series, and vigorously thumbed his nose at the Yankees all the way round the bases. The mantle of dignity is one article of...

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