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Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel
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Artist
Rhoda Sherbell, born 1938
Sitter
Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, 30 Jul 1890 - 29 Sep 1975
Date
1981 cast after 1965 original
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
With Base: 111.8 x 52.7 x 50.8cm (44 x 20 3/4 x 20")
Base: 52.7 x 50.8cm (20 3/4 x 20")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Rhoda Sherbell
Object number
NPG.81.67
Exhibition Label
Casey Stengel built his reputation as one of baseball's greatest managers by guiding the New York Yankees to ten American League pennants and seven World Series championships in just twelve seasons (1949-60). But it was during his stint as the charismatic shepherd of the fledgling New York Mets (1962-65) that Stengel earned a place in the hearts of baseball lovers everywhere. Unable to budge his hapless team from the National League's cellar, Stengel nonetheless helped the Mets amass legions of loyal fans, thanks to his memorable quips, his tireless zest for the game, and his confident prediction that "the Mets are gonna be amazing."
Provenance
Rhoda Sherbell [b. 1938]; purchased NPG 1981
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Champions
On View
NPG, South Gallery 342 Mezzanine