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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Durocher, Leo, 1906-1991.
Nice guys finish last.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
|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
|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.|
"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