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Nice guys finish last

Author: Leo Durocher; Edward Linn
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of baseball is rife with colorful characters. But for sheer cantankerousness and will to win, very few have come close to Leo 'the Lip' Durocher. This work tells the story of his life in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Durocher, Leo, 1906-1991.
Nice guys finish last.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009014544
Named Person: Leo Durocher; Leo Durocher
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Durocher; Edward Linn
OCLC Number: 646835509
Description: 1 online resource (448 pages)
Contents: Book 1. The good old days ; I come to kill you ; The drummer boy ; Strong minds and weak backs ; "What if it doesn't rain?" ; The Gas House Gang ; The manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers ; The first pennant in 21 years ; The second guess --
the great national pastime ; The ballad of Van Lingle Mungo ; I once won an argument with an umpire --
Book 2. The days of trial and glory ; Jackie ; Mr. Rickey ; A night flight to Columbus ; A hamfat politician named Happy ; Hello Horace, goodbye Ebbets Field ; My kind of team ; How to become a miracle manager ; The eye-talian street singer and a couple of other heavy hitters --
Book 3. The new breed ; How I didn't become manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, etcetera ; Something good is going to happen tomorrow ; Mister Cub ; The Santo explosion ; It can't be happening to me again ; The diminishing manager ; Whatever happened to sit down, shut up and listen?
Responsibility: by Leo Durocher ; with Ed Linn.

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"The delight of the book is its exuberance, its sense of a life lived at full tilt.... Durocher is a first-class raconteur." - New York Times Book Review "Mr. Durocher has somehow managed to be Read more...

 
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