Alston, Walter

Walter Emmons Alston
Born: December 1, 1911, Venice, Ohio
Died: October 1, 1984, Oxford, Ohio
Bats: 
Right
Throws: 
Right
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1936)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1983
Biography: 

Always displaying a calm, professional demeanor, the unflappable Walter Alston managed the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 23 seasons, winning seven National League pennants and four World Series championships. His squads would win 2,040 games during his tenure, the seventh highest win total among major league managers. He helped to establish a Dodger Way which many of his former players later used to become successful managers themselves.

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Did You Know: 
that Walter Alston played in his only major league game on September 27, 1936, as a substitute for future Hall of Famer Johnny Mize, who had earlier been ejected from the game?
The only guy in the game who could look Billy Graham right in the face without blushing and who would order corn on the cob in a Paris restaurant.
Jim Murray