November 24, 1953

At a gathering of stunned reporters in his office on Montague Street, team owner Walter O'Malley announces Chuck Dressen will be replaced as Dodger manager by Walter Alston, who will lead the club for the next 23 years, winning seven pennants and four World Series. Brooklyn’s popular shortstop, Pee Wee Reese, had been considered the leading candidate for the position.