Former New YOrk Yankee and New York Mets manager, Casel Stengel, became known as "The Ol' Perfesser," holding forth in bars until all hours of the night with what he called "my writers." The key to his charm was the highly developed art form that came to be known as Stengelese, a personal jabberwocky of rambling double-talk, gibberish, non sequiturs, and catch phrases that left his audience alternately amused, bewildered and mildly better informed.

Famous Casey Stengel Quotes About Drinking & Baseball


  • "The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It's that they stay out all night looking for it."
  • "We are in such a slump that even the ones that are drinkin' aren't hittin'."
  • "They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games."
  • "Look at him (Bobby Richardson) - he doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke, he doesn't chew, he doesn't stay out late, and he still can't hit .250."
  • "I got players with bad watches - they can't tell midnight from noon."
  • "I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink. I said I don't drink. Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren't speaking and I said I'll take that drink."
  • "Don't drink in the hotel bar, that's where I do my drinking."
  • "Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in."

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