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Walter Alston
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Sex:M
Age:99
Birth Date:December 1, 1911
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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WALTER ALSTON
Walter Alston

Biography:Walter Alston (December 1, 1911 - October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player and manager. He was born in Venice, Ohio.

Alston was a first baseman with the St Louis Cardinals in the 1936 season. He played in his only major league game on September 27, as a substitute for future Hall of Famer Johnny Mize, who had earlier been ejected from the game. Alston struck out in his only major league at bat. After returning to the minor leagues for several years as a player and then as a manager, he was named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1954 season.

Alston won seven National League pennants in his 23 years tenure as Dodgers manager. In 1955 he led Brooklyn to the pennant and its only World Series championship; the team repeated as National League champions in 1956. After the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, Alston led the team to pennants in 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1974, and three more world championships (1959, 1963, 1965).

Named Manager of the Year six times, Alston also guided a victorious NL All-Star squad a record seven times. He retired after the 1976 season with 2,063 wins (2,040 in the regular season and 23 in the postseason).

As a manager, Alston was noted for his studious approach to the game (he had taught school in the off-season while in the minors) and for signing 23 one-year contracts with the Dodgers at a time when multi-year contracts were becoming the norm in the sport.

Walter Alston was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and died in Oxford at the age of 72.


Chinese Horoscope for Walter Alston
Includes characteristics and Vices
Walter Alston's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 30, 1911 - February 17, 1912
Birthday: December 1, 1911

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Scrupulousness
Gallantry
Sincerity
Voluptuousness
Culture
Honesty
Vices:
Credulity
Wrath
Hesitation
Materialism
Gourmandism
Pigheadedness


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Walter Alston's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: December 1, 1911

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Walter Alston's Growth Tarot Card The Tower

Birthday: December 1, 2010

Rigid or imprisioning structures need to be torn down and replaced with the new.

 

 

 

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