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Walter E. Alston
Birth: Dec. 1, 1911
Ross
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1984
Oxford
Butler County
Ohio, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Manager. Managed the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for over 20 seasons. He was a multi-position player during his 13-year minor league playing career, which lasted from 1935 to 1947. He played in the Mid-Atlantic League and International League among others, and, while still a player, managed Portsmouth (Mid-Atlantic League), Trenton (Interstate League), Pueblo and St. Paul. In 1950 he was promoted to the Brooklyn Dodgers' top minor league club in Montreal. In four seasons in Canada, he managed many of Brooklyn's future stars, and his teams never finished below second place. On November 24, 1953, Walter O'Malley named him to replace Charlie Dressen as Brooklyn's Manager. He then signed a one year contract, a practice he would follow for 23 seasons. A quiet, dignified leader who demanded loyalty and hustle from his players, in 1955, he led Brooklyn to its only World Series victory over the Yankees. His Brooklyn club won the 1956 pennant but lost to the Bronx Bombers. When the Dodgers left for Los Angeles in 1958, Walter Alston altered his managing style to a pitching orientated club that included Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. His Dodger teams won Championships in 1959, 1963 and 1965. His teams continued to finish in the first division throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by Steve Garvey, Dave Lopes, and Ron Cey, his teams won their last pennant in 1974, when he was 62. He was honored as Manager of the Year six times by the Associated Press and five times by United Press International. He was the first manager from the 1970s to be inducted to the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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 Parents:
  Emmons Alston (1891 - 1975)
  Lenora Sylvia Neanover Alston (1892 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Lela V. Alexander Alston (1911 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Walter E. Alston (1911 - 1984)
  Dorothy Alston Tolley (1923 - 2002)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Darrtown Pioneer Cemetery
Darrtown
Butler County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 05, 1999
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- Patty{Meyer/Bradley}Gschwender
 Added: May. 16, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mr. Alston. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with the national pastime. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, both on and off the field, which you have and continue to provide for generations o...(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 1, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 1, 2013
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