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This Day in Baseball: Alston Named Manager of the Dodgers

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On November 24, 1953, Dodger owner Walter O’Malley announced that Walter Alston would be the new manager of the Brooklyn team, replacing Chuck Dressen. The announcement came as a shock to reporters, as the leading candidate for the job had been the fan-favorite Pee Wee Reese. Alston would go on to win seven pennants and four World Series during his 23 years with the team.

This day in baseball: Alston named manager of the Dodgers

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