The last time a Yankee manager lasted this long,
Dwight Eisenhower was running for re-election and the
majority of you were not only not even born, your
parents had not even met yet. The man who has managed
to outlast most of his predecessors, Joe Torre, has
been marvelously adept at coping with
one of the most difficult bosses in all of sports (if
not all of business in its entire): Yankees principal
owner George Steinbrenner.
This has stood him in good
stead as he heads into the final month of his eighth
year with the team. Casey Stengel was the last man to
last this long, his eighth with the Yankees coming in
1956. He lasted another four years after that before
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