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1970 Candidates

Is managing Brooklyn's "Boys of Summer" enough to get Chuck Dressen into the HoME?

Is managing Brooklyn’s “Boys of Summer” enough to get Chuck Dressen into the HoME?

Our next group of candidates is an eclectic bunch, winners and losers, long-time skippers and short-timers. It’s our first election when we’re reviewing the chances of as few as two Hall of Famers. So even so we’re moving closer to the present, some of our managers this time ’round aren’t so well known, at least not as managers.

Seven of the eight guys we’re reviewing this time won just three World Series and eight pennants, so we’re not dealing with the most successful group. On the other hand, there’s also Casey Stengel, he of the ten pennants and seven World Series victories. There’s Al Lopez, he of 406 games above .500, good for eighth all time. And then there’s Jimmy Dykes, he of 135 games below .500, the 20th worst such mark ever.

Overall, this is a pretty unremarkable bunch. Perhaps we’ll be able to pare our list from the 67 we’re currently considering.

	                                                      G>    WS    Flags
                    Yrs     From        W      L       %    .500    Won   Won
=====================================================================================
Jimmy Dykes         21    1934-1961    1406   1541    .477  -135     0     0
Fred Hutchinson     12    1952-1964     830    827    .501     3     0     1
Casey Stengel       25    1934-1965    1905   1842    .508    63     7    10
Chuck Dressen       16    1934-1966    1008    973    .509    35     0     2
Johnny Keane         6    1961-1966     398    350    .532    48     1     1
Al Lopez            17    1951-1969    1410   1004    .584   406     0     2
Hank Bauer           8    1961-1969     594    544    .522    50     1     1
Mayo Smith           9    1955-1970     662    612    .520    50     1     1

If you want to see if any of our eight get into the HoME, check out the 1970 results on Friday.

Miller

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