A Collection of Wisdom

Casey Stengel

(Charles) Casey Stengel was a good baseball player in his major league career lasting from 1912 to 1925, but he is better known for his spectacular managing career, which lasted on-and-off for a span of three decades.

Most notable was his 1949 to 1960 stint with the Yankees where he led them to an amazing seven World Championships and ten pennants. By the latter part of his managing career, Casey was known as “The Old Professor,” and his unique types of quotes were labeled “Stengelese.”


Good pitching will always stop good hitting, and vice-versa.

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.

I don’t like them fellas who drive in two runs and let in three.

[After being fired by the Yankees for being too old to manage:]I’ll never make the mistake of being 70 again.

You gotta lose em some of the time. When you do, lose em right.

It’s easy to get the players. It’s getting them to play together that’s the tough part.