sundays come around too quickly lately. here's another sheet of 15 cards from the 1990 target set that features most of the players who played for the brooklyn/los angeles franchise during it's first 100 years in the national league. managers are included in the set, too, including the old perfessor, casey stengel.
stengel also qualifies for this set as a player, but didn't get a separate card. he began his big league career as an outfielder with the robins, playing for brooklyn from 1912-1917. following his retirement in 1925, he became a manager in the minor leagues and was brought back to brooklyn as a big league coach in the early 1930's. stengel took over as the team's manager in 1934 and held that post through the 1936 season. stengel's best finish as the brooklyn manager was in 1935 when the dodgers were 5th in the national league, but they did not post a winning record under his leadership. in fact, among the 9 teams stengel managed prior to taking over the yankees in 1949 (he managed the boston braves following his sting with the dodgers) only the 1938 boston braves finished over .500 with stengel at the helm. with the bronx bombers, of course, stengel's teams won five straight world series titles in his first five years as their manager and he was on his way to the hall of fame.
there were questions as to whether they had already reached that milestone previously or had yet to attain it.