Several of the specifics for the Series had been announced, so Bud Selig continued by announcing that the managers of the eight teams for the Series will be:

Managing the New York Yankees will be the "Old Professor" Casey Stengel. He was well known for his humor on and off the field and his stream-of-consciousness monologues on baseball which became later known as Stengelese. Winning seven World Series Championships with the Yankees, Stengel tied Joe McCarthy's record for most by any manager in MLB history. Of those seven World Series Championships, a record five of them were in consecutive years from 1949-1953. He is the only person to wear all four of New York's Major League teams, playing for the Dodgers and the Giants, while managing the Dodgers, Yankees, and the Mets.

Managing the Boston Red Sox will be Joe McCarthy. He managed the Yankees to a record seven World Series Championship, later tied by Casey Stengel. McCarthy's career managerial winning percentage of .614 and World Series winning percentage of .698 are the highest in Major League history. He managed Lou Gehrig's final nine seasons of baseball, including his Triple Crown season in 1934. On May 2, 1939 Gehrig came up to McCarthy to take himself out of that day's game and ending his streak of 2130 consecutive games played. McCarthy was the manager of the Yankees when Babe Ruth hit his 600th and 700th career homeruns and for Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak in 1941.

Managing the Los Angeles Dodgers will be Walter Alston. Alston was known for his quiet nature, was often referred to as "The Quiet Man." He led the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series Championship in 1955 and the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first three World Series Championships in 1959, 1963 and 1965. During that 1955 season, the Dodgers clinched the NL Pennant earlier in the year than any other team had in NL history. He was just the 6th manager to reach 2000 career managerial wins and remains one of just eight to do so. Alston also led the NL All Star team to a record seven wins.

Managing the Chicago Cubs will be Miller Huggins. Huggins managed the infamous "Murderers' Row" Yankees teams to three World Series Championships in the 1920s. Of those three World Series Championships, the one in 1923 was the first of the Yankees 26 Championships. His 1927 Yankees won a record 110 games and won the AL Pennant by 19 games, it is also the season that Babe Ruth hit his record 60 homeruns in a single season which stood until Roger Maris broke it in 1961. They went on to sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. That 1927 Yankees team is widely considered one of the greatest teams in the history of Major League Baseball.

Managing the St. Louis Cardinals will be Joe Torre. His most notable moments came when he began managing the New York Yankees in 1996. Since 1996, Torre's Yankees have reached the postseason every season and have won four World Series Championships. Torre led the Yankees to a record 114 wins in 1998, broken by the Seattle Mariners in 2001. During that season pitcher David Wells pitched a perfect game. The Yankees went on to win the first of three consecutive World Series Championships that year, following a fourth Championship in 1996.

Managing the San Francisco Giants will be John McGraw. Known for his temper he has been ejected from a record 131 games. He won a record 2736 games as a manager for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants, later broken by Connie Mack. He led the New York Giants to 10 NL Pennants and three World Series Championships. In 1933, McGraw managed the National League in the inaugural All Star Game in 1933. McGraw was one of the first managers to implement a relief pitcher to save games.

Managing the Philadelphia Athletics will be Connie Mack. He holds the record for most managerial wins with 3731, well ahead of second place John McGraw at 2736. He managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 seasons from 1901 to 1950, leading them to five World Series Championships. Mack was also a pioneer alongside Ban Johnson during the formation of the American League in 1901. He managed some of the game's biggest stars in the early 1900s including Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Collins, Rube Waddell, Lefty Grove, Eddie Plank, and Jimmie Foxx.

Managing the Baltimore Orioles will be Sparky Anderson. He is the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues and his 2194 wins as a manager rank him fourth all time. He managed Cincinnati's Big Red Machine to two World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976. In the 1976 playoffs, Anderson's Reds became the only team in Major League history to sweep an entire post-season since the inception of the League Championship in 1969. After leaving the Reds, Sparky began managing the Detroit Tigers in 1979. While managing the Tigers he led them to their most recent World Series Championship in 1984.


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