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The Mighty Casey in the Model City

In 1930, famed baseball manager brought his team to Anniston

Casey Stengel as manager of the New York Mets

Casey Stengel as manager of the New York Mets

Only in Anniston can a $1,250 check, finicky spring weather, a $600 deficit, a visit by one of New York’s Major League Baseball teams and a month spent with a future Hall of Famer remain a city’s most memorable sporting moment.

We can argue over that last part, and it’s OK. This isn’t politics. Gentlemanly disagreements are welcome.

Phillip Tutor — ptutor@annistonstar.com — is The Star’s commentary editor. Follow him at Twitter.com/PTutor_Star.

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