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Nice guys finish last

Author: Leo Durocher; Edward Linn
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats

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: Biographies
Named Person: Leo Durocher; Leo Durocher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Durocher; Edward Linn
ISBN: 9780226173887 0226173887
OCLC Number: 144556461
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 448 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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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