Leo Durocher The Official Site of Leo Durocher The Official Site of Leo Durocher
Leo Durocher The Official Site of Leo Durocher The Official Site of Leo Durocher
   BIOGRAPHY

As a player, Leo Durocher was known as a light-hitting, slick-fielding infielder who managed to fashion a 20 year, four team (New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers) career that included two World Series appearances (1928 and 1934).

It was as a manager, however, that Durocher truly left an indelible mark on the game. Over a span of 34 years and four teams (1939-1973), Durocher managed a total of 22 seasons with a passion for winning perhaps unequaled in baseball history. Though remembered best for three things (coining the phrase "Nice guys finish last," recognizing and cultivating the immense talents of Willie Mays, and managing the Giants to the 1954 World Series championship), Durocher will go down in baseball lore as a fierce competitor who richly deserved his nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.



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