Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Casey Stengel managed Yankees, Mets
It is the birthday of Baseball Hall of Famer Casey Stengel (1890), who played outfield early in his career and then managed several teams, but most famously the New York Yankees and the expansion New York Mets. He was manager of the Mets in 1962 when the team made St. Petersburg its spring training town. The field where the team practiced at Crescent Lake Park is named Huggins-Stengel Field for him and 1920s Yankees manager Miller Huggins. Stengel also managed the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1930s and the Boston Braves until 1943. Casey was a nickname. (He was born Charles Dillon Stengel.) It was originally KC for Kansas City, where he was born, but with the popular baseball poem Casey at the Bat it became Casey. He also was called The Old Perfessor for his penchant for talking baseball at length at the slightest provocation. Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. His autobiography is Casey at the Bat: The Story of My Life in Baseball (1962).
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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