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Walter Alston

Walter Emmons Alston (Smokey)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 1, 1911 in Venice, OH
High School: Milford HS (Milford, OH)
School: Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
Debut: September 27, 1936 (Age 24.301)
Final Game: September 27, 1936 (Age 24.301)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1983.
   View Walter Alston Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: October 1, 1984 in Oxford, OH
Buried: Darrtown Cemetery, Darrtown, OH
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Managerial Stats

Rk Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% G Finish Wpost Lpost W-L%post
1 1954 42 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 92 62 .597 154 2
2 1955 43 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 98 55 .641 154 1 WS Champs
3 1956 44 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 93 61 .604 154 1 NL Pennant
4 1957 45 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 84 70 .545 154 3
5 1958 46 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 71 83 .461 154 7
6 1959 47 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 88 68 .564 156 1 WS Champs
7 1960 48 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 82 72 .532 154 4
8 1961 49 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 89 65 .578 154 2
9 1962 50 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 63 .618 165 2
10 1963 51 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 99 63 .611 163 1 WS Champs
11 1964 52 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 80 82 .494 164 7
12 1965 53 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 97 65 .599 162 1 WS Champs
13 1966 54 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 95 67 .586 162 1 NL Pennant
14 1967 55 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 73 89 .451 162 8
15 1968 56 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 76 86 .469 162 8
16 1969 57 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 85 77 .525 162 4
17 1970 58 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 87 74 .540 161 2
18 1971 59 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 89 73 .549 162 2
19 1972 60 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 85 70 .548 155 3
20 1973 61 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 95 66 .590 162 2
21 1974 62 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 60 .630 162 1 NL Pennant
22 1975 63 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 88 74 .543 162 2
23 1976 64 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 1st of 2 90 68 .570 158 2
23 years 2040 1613 .558 3658 2.9 7 Pennants and 4 World Series Titles

All-Star Games Managed


National League: 1954,1956,1957,1960,1964,1966,1967,1975