Check out New York Times reporter George Vecsey’s article of Toni Mollett and her memories of her Uncle Casey Stengel.
When Casey Stengel was putting his mark on all four New York baseball teams, he came off as many things. I have to admit I never thought of him as anybody’s uncle.
When he was managing old DiMaggio and young Mantle in 1951, he might have seemed like a lion tamer or a juggler but not an uncle. When he was creating the Amazin’ Mets in 1962, he may have seemed like a street magician but not exactly an uncle…
…People know Casey for his platoon tactics and his rubbery face and his salty and obscure language. Toni Mollett Harsh has added a new image of this man for all seasons: Uncle Casey.”