Walter Alston (1956 – Topps #8)

Walter Emmons Alston is best known as the Manager of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for 23 years (1954 – ’76). He never signed a contract for more than 1 year at a time. With the Dodgers he was a 4-time World Series Champion, one in Brooklyn (1955) and 3 in Los Angeles (1959, ’63 and ’65) and a 7-time N.L. Pennant winner. He was Manager of the Year on 6 occasions, and 7 times he lead the N. L. All-Stars to wins. Walter Alston’s uniform number (#24) has been retired by the Dodgers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1983 by the Veterans Committee, and into the International League Hall of Fame in 2010.

Walter Alston 1956 Topps #8

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One response to “Walter Alston (1956 – Topps #8)

  1. Peter Goddard

    Jimmy. I really cannot comment on Walter Alston except he was one of the finest managers in MLB of all time! PG

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