SABR 47: Casey Stengel: A Man For All Seasons

We’re excited to announce another featured panel at SABR 47 in New York City.

The SABR 47 convention will be held June 28-July 2, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York in midtown Manhattan. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Full registration or single-day registration can be purchased online by clicking here or on-site during convention registration hours beginning on Wednesday, June 28 at the Grand Hyatt.

Casey Stengel: A Man For All Seasons, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, will focus on one of New York City’s most beloved baseball figures.

Casey Stengel spent 30 of his 55 baseball seasons in New York, as the only man to wear the uniforms of the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, New York Yankees, and New York Mets. He spanned from John McGraw to Tug McGraw, and his baseball universe extended from the playing fields to the hotel bars, from the players to “my writers” to the fans. He lived at the Essex House Hotel during his Yankee and Met years, and was always ready to talk baseball with anyone he encountered. He had no hobbies — he didn’t hunt, fish, golf, go to the movies, or play cards — and he got through the offseason by reading The Sporting News and giving baseball speeches. As a player, he would have been an occasional All-Star. As a manager, he hit the heights and the depths of the profession, winning 10 AL pennants and seven World Series championships. MLB Network named him the greatest character in the history of the game; you could look it up.

Our panelists are expected to include:

  • Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and retired columnist with the New York Times
  • Steve Jacobson, retired Newsday writer and author
  • Marty Appel, author of Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
  • Moderator: Ed Randall, host of “Talking Baseball” on WFAN Radio and MLB Network Radio

They will join an all-star lineup of featured speakers at SABR 47 that is expected to include: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, Mets manager Terry Collins, Mets executive T.J. Barra, Mets broadcasters Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo, and Steve Gelbs, New York Yankees Sr. VP/Assistant GM Jean Afterman, J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Claire Smith, former major-league pitcher and Ball Four author Jim Bouton, MLB Official Historian John Thorn, MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, Mark DeRosa, and Joel Sherman, correspondent Lindsay Berra, Driving Mr. Yogi author Harvey Araton, longtime New York Times columnist George Vecsey, sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann, Henry Chadwick Award recipients David S. Neft and Peter C. Bjarkman, former Yogi Berra Museum director Dave Kaplan, Jackie Robinson Foundation CEO Della Britton Baeza, authors William C. Rhoden, Mark Armour, Mitchell Nathanson, and Lee Lowenfish, Larry Ritter Book Award winner Glenn Stout, Canadian baseball broadcaster Alain Usereau, Negro Leagues all-star Jim Robinson, Strat-O-Matic founder Hal Richman, pro umpire Perry Barber, and more. Click here to learn more about our featured speakers and panelists.

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Originally published: June 14, 2017. Last Updated: June 14, 2017.