Hugh Casey Essentials
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′-1″ Weight: 207
Born: Tuesday, October 14, 1913 in Atlanta, GA USA
Died: July 3, 1951 in Atlanta, GA USA
Debut: April 29, 1935
Last Game: September 23, 1949
Full Name: Hugh Thomas Casey
Hugh Casey owned a popular steak house in Brooklyn during his days with the Dodgers.
Swish, Swish, Swish
One story goes that Casey was facing Hank Greenberg of the Pirates and ran out of patience with the slugger. “He took a drink and combed his hair,” Casey said of Greenberg, “and fussed with half a dozen bats, and all the time I’m standing out there in the hot sun. The bum did everything but take a bath.” When Greenberg finally dug in at the plate, Casey fired two pitches at his collar, sending the right-handed slugger to the dirt. Then Casey walked over to his bench, took a drink, re-tied his shoelaces and generally took his sweet time while Greenberg fidgeted near the plate. When Casey returned to the hill, he tossed three straight benders, swish, swish, swish, and Greenberg missed each of them.