Casey Stengel and the Dodgers

September 17, 2011

Casey Stengel started his baseball career on this day, starting for the Dodgers, 99 years ago.  He spent six years playing for the Dodgers.  He also started his managerial career with the Dodgers where he lead the team from 1934 to 1936.

Casey was a long time resident of Los Angeles in Glendale, where the municipal baseball field is named after him.  He was laid to rest in Forest Lawn – Glendale.

Only Five Home Games Remaining….

Game 76 attendance (2010): 44,166
Tonight’s “attendance” courtesy of trumom: 41,148
Difference from 2010: -3,018
Estimated no-shows: 10,287
Estimated turnstile attendance: 30,861
Greater than last year = 9 / Less than last year = 66
21st straight game of negative attendance

Games less than 30,000 this season – 13
Games less than 30,000 in 2005 – 2010: none
Last game was 9/14/2004 – 29,704

Lowest attended game of the year: Game 75 – 25,381
Largest single game drop: Game 18 (55,662 – 28,419 = 27,243)

2010 attendance (76 games) – 3,378,912 (44,459 average)
2011 attendance (76 games) – 2,762,403 (36,347 average) #10 in MLB
Percentage attendance drop 2010/2011: -22.3179

Drop of 616,509
Average drop of 8112
Extrapolated for 81 games – 657,509
Projected 2011 final attendance – 2,944,140
2010′s final attendance – 3,562,318 (#3 in MLB)

Next game’s (77) attendance in 2010 – 44,166

Crowds less than 30,000 in 2010: none. 2011: 13
Crowds 30,000 – 39,999 in 2010: 16. 2011: 45
Crowds 40,000 – 49,999 in 2010: 49. 2011: 13
Crowds 50,000 – 55,999 in 2010: 7. 2011: 2
Sellouts (56,000) in 2010: 4. 2011: 3

This Day in Dodgers History

September 17, 1912 – Casey Stengel of the Dodgers makes an impressive major league debut against the Pirates. The likable Brooklyn outfielder from Kansas City collects four hits, drives in two runs and swipes a pair of stolen bases.

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