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 Charles Walter “Chuck” Dressen

Charles Walter “Chuck” Dressen

Birth
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Aug 1966 (aged 67)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Memory, L-838 G-1 (private locked garden)
Memorial ID 19704 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Manager. Played Major League Baseball for 8 seasons (1925-1931, 1933). He spent nearly all of his playing career with the Cincinnati Reds as a their starting third baseman (playing 16 games in 1933 for the New York Giants). His career totals were a .272 Batting Average, 11 Home Runs, and 221 Runs Batted In. In 1934 he began his managing career, for which he is better known for today. Managed his old team, the Reds, from 1934 to 1937. From 1939 to 1946 he coached for the Brooklyn Dodgers, then coached for the New York Yankees from 1947 to 1948. In 1951 he returned to managing, taking over the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1952 and 1953 he led the Dodgers to the World Series, where they lost to Casey Stengel's New York Yankees both years. He then managed the Washington Senators from 1955 to 1957, the Milwaukee Braves from 1956 to 1957, and the Detroit Tigers from 1963 to his death during the middle of the 1966 season. His three years with he Dodgers were his most successful; the highest his other teams finished was 3rd place.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 22 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Walter “Chuck” Dressen (20 Sep 1898–10 Aug 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19704, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .