“The Old Professor,” Casey Stengel would have to be considered one of the great characters in the history of the game. His unique, colorful and often confusing way of expressing himself came to be known as “Stengelese”. After a more than respectable career playing under the likes of John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson he went on to manage the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Bees. He is generally credited as one of the pioneers of the platoon system and used it with great success while managing the New York Yankees from 1949-1960, winning 10 American League pennants and 7 World Series titles, including a record 5 straight (1949-1953). In 1962, he became the first manager of the expansion New York Mets, helping them to create a hugely popular fan base. He is the only person to have worn the uniform of all four New York Major League teams and his #37 is retired by both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.