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Author: Marty Appel Narrator: Marty Appel, Juliet Papa Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781524750565
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire comes the definitive biography of baseball’s greatest character.

There was nobody like Casey before him and no one like him since. For more than fifty years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player, the only person in history to play for all the New York teams—the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets; and then as a manager, for the Yankees and Mets, among others. He made his biggest mark on the game, revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding ten pennants and seven World Series Championships—including five straight—with the Yankees.

Playing with and against a Who’s Who of Cooperstown—Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb—and forming indelible, and sometimes complicated, relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin, Casey Stengel was, for an astonishing five decades, the undisputed, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball.

For a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight, he still remains an enigma. New York Times bestselling author Marty Appel paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marty Appel does a fine job here, knowing every nook, cranny, and nuance of baseball legend Casey Stengel’s personality, voice, and life. Appel’s narration is animated but never campy…Juliet Papa clearly portrays Edna, Stengel’s wife, whose unpublished manuscripts are sourced here.”


  • "Casey Stengel, by Marty Appel, is the ultimate biography.”

    New York Times

  • “A terrific read.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “In times like these, a book about Casey Stengel is just what our nation needs. And Marty Appel has delivered.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “One of baseball’s most significant characters, and Appel is the perfect fit to chronicle his life. One of the more skilled biographies baseball fans could hope to find.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “With access to a previously unpublished memoir by Stengel’s wife, Edna, Appel brings out a wealth of humanizing detail here concerning Stengel’s personal life… Appel shows that, while Stengel was a showman and an entertainer, he was also an underrated baseball genius…A fine biography, well researched and sensitively written with just the right amount of humor.”

    Booklist (starred review)

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About the Narrator

Juliet Papa is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.