Nov 24, 1953: New Dodgers manager
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 9:00am
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - A man who struck out in his only major league at bat, and made an error in one of only two chances he had in the field, was named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers this day in baseball in 1953. Walter Alston went on to be one of the most successful managers in major league history.
In 23 years as manager of the Brooklyn (and later Los Angles) Dodgers, Alston won seven National League pennants. He managed the only Brooklyn Dodger team to win the World Series in 1955. He won three more World Series in Los Angeles in 1959, 1963 and 1965, and finished his career with 2,040 wins and 1,613 losses, a .558 winning percentage. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Walter Emmons Alston was born in Venice, Ohio December 1, 1911. He was a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University. Alston died October 1, 1984.
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