Walter Alston — American Athlete born on December 01, 1911, died on October 01, 1984

Walter Emmons Alston, nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known for managing the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers between 1954 and 1976. Alston signed 23 one-year contracts with the Dodgers. He had a calm, reticent demeanor, for which he was sometimes also known as "The Quiet Man"... (wikipedia)

I do worry about tomorrow's game, but never about next year's job.
The toughest thing about managing is knowing your personnel and what it can give you under all conditions.
I've won plenty of games by knowing when to take out my pitcher; whom to replace him with; or how to place my infield or outfield to defend properly against the opposing hitter.
I always liked Casey Stengel as a manager because he seemed to have a grasp of so many things.
I put myself through college playing pool.

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