Alston rode World Series pedigree to Cooperstown
His final record: 2,040-1,613, good for a .558 winning percentage (12th all-time among managers with at least 1,000 wins), seven NL pennants and those four World Series titles.
Alston’s four Fall Classic wins are topped by only Casey Stengel (seven), Joe McCarthy (seven) and Connie Mack (five).
Alston passed away on Oct. 1, 1984.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum