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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, 6,721st in MLB history)   vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Last Game: September 27, 1936 (Age 24.301)   vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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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 0 0
2 1955 43 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 98 55 .641 154 1 4 3 .571 WS Champs
3 1956 44 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 93 61 .604 154 1 3 4 .429 NL Pennant
4 1957 45 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 84 70 .545 154 3 0 0
5 1958 46 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 71 83 .461 154 7 0 0
6 1959 47 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 88 68 .564 156 1 4 2 .667 WS Champs
7 1960 48 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 82 72 .532 154 4 0 0
8 1961 49 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 89 65 .578 154 2 0 0
9 1962 50 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 63 .618 165 2 0 0
10 1963 51 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 99 63 .611 163 1 4 0 1.000 WS Champs
11 1964 52 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 80 82 .494 164 7 0 0
12 1965 53 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 97 65 .599 162 1 4 3 .571 WS Champs
13 1966 54 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 95 67 .586 162 1 0 4 .000 NL Pennant
14 1967 55 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 73 89 .451 162 8 0 0
15 1968 56 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 76 86 .469 162 8 0 0
16 1969 57 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 85 77 .525 162 4 0 0
17 1970 58 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 87 74 .540 161 2 0 0
18 1971 59 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 89 73 .549 162 2 0 0
19 1972 60 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 85 70 .548 155 3 0 0
20 1973 61 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 95 66 .590 162 2 0 0
21 1974 62 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 60 .630 162 1 4 5 .444 NL Pennant
22 1975 63 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 88 74 .543 162 2 0 0
23 1976 64 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 1st of 2 90 68 .570 158 2 0 0
23 years 2040 1613 .558 3658 2.9 23 21 .523 7 Pennants and 4 World Series Titles

All-Star Games Managed


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