Playing for or managing Major League Baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn Giants, New York Mets, and New York Yankees, Casey Stengel was “baseball royalty,” as Friends President Robert Gordon said.

A Glendale resident throughout his adult life (when he wasn’t training or managing during a baseball season), Stengel was an outgoing neighbor and friendly presence in this city. Stengel Field in Verdugo Park is named after him.

Marty Appel, noted sports historian, traveled to Glendale in June to present his new book, Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character. An appreciative crowd came to Downtown Central Library, stayed to talk to the author and Stengel family members, and bought many books.

This event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library, the Glendale Library Foundation, and the new Casey Stengel Foundation. Thanks also to our supporter the Glendale Federal Credit Union, which promoted the event to its members!

Casey Stengel bio by Sports Historian Marty Appel draws fans to Downtown Central