Friday, April 15, 2016

What's My Line? - Casey Stengel (Apr 15, 1962)

To honor the opening week of the 2016 Major League baseball season

What's My Line?  from April 15th 1962

The mystery guest is Casey Stengel, then the manager of the NY Mets who were an expansion team and had first taken the field on April 11th 1962 against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The scheduled first game was supposed to be April 10th but it was rained out. The Mets finished the 1962 season with a league worst 40-120 and in the history of the major leagues, only the 1899 Cleveland Spiders lost more games in a season with a 20-134 record.   Casey would step down as manager of the Mets in August of 1965 season after he broke his hip falling a bar stool (how ironic).

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