Thursday, April 24, 2014

Casey Stengel

On this date in 1962, Mets manager Casey Stengel is fined $500 by Commissioner Ford Frick for appearing in a beer advertisement.

"I'll never forget, we went to a bar after a night game in Cleveland. He ordered a draft beer and knocked it down in one gulp. I said, 'Jeezus, Casey, why did you drink your beer so fast?' And Stengel said, 'I drink it like that ever since the accident.' I said, 'You were in an accident?' He said, 'Yeah, somebody knocked my beer over.'" - Curt Gowdy

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