Casey Stengel Doffs His Cap- A Bird Flies Out- This Day 1918

On this day in 1918 Casey Stengel after being traded by Brooklyn in the off-season, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at-bat Stengel called time out, stepped out of the batters box and doffed his cap. A bird flew out and the fans broke into laughter. Casey was always the showman.

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