Chuck Dressen

Chuck Dressen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Walter Dressen (September 20, 1898 - August 10, 1966), known as both "Chuck" and "Charlie," was an American third baseman, manager and coach in professional baseball during a career that lasted almost fifty years, and was best known as the manager of the powerful Brooklyn Dodgers of 1951-53. Indeed, Dressen's "schooling" of a young baseball writer is one of the most colorful themes in Roger Kahn's classic memoir, The Boys of Summer. Born in Decatur, Illinois, Dressen was a veteran baseball man when he took the reins in Brooklyn after the 1950 season. After a short football career playing quarterback for the Decatur Staleys (a forerunner of the Chicago Bears) in 1920 and in 1922-23 with the Racine Legion, Dressen was a third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds (1925-31) and a late-season utilityman for the 1933 New York Giants, batting .272 in 646 games.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134920223
  • 9786134920223