ON THE BASES
Team has outstanding over-all speed but won't steal like Dodgers or White Sox, prefers to play for big inning. No one, however, will run bases better. RIZZUTO is one of best, gets biggest jump on pitcher of anyone in either league. Bauer, Mantle, McDougald, Noren, Martin and Carey steal occasionally, must be watched, will always take extra base. MANTLE has most speed, hasn't yet learned to get big jump; BAUER is more daring, runs bases viciously. Collins, Berra and rest all hustle but are less dangerous.
THE BOARD OF STRATEGY
Manager Casey Stengel is a salty, tough, wise old baseball man who has never lost World Series, won five straight in 1949-53. May be the game's greatest tactician, basically plays percentage baseball, but frequently gambles with remarkable success. Stays in dugout, directs operations from bench, exhibits less calm than Alston. Former Yankee greats BILL DICKEY, FRANK CROSETTI coach at first and third, while another, JIM TURNER, handles the pitchers.