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Leo Durocher
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Baseball Player
    (July 27, 1905-October 7, 1991)
    Died in Palm Springs, California
    Played for the New York Yankees (1925, 1928), Cincinnati Reds (1930-33), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-37) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1938-41, 1943, 1945)
    Manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-46), New York Giants (1948-55), Chicago Cubs (1966-72) and Houston Astros (1972-73)
    NBC baseball commentator (1956-60)
    Los Angeles Dodger Third Base coach (1961-64)
    Some of his nicknames include 'Lippy,' 'Swamper,' 'The All-American Out' and 'Leo the Lip'
    He was three times divorced.
    He didn't live to see the day he was entered in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
    He was suspended temporarily from baseball in 1947.
    He retired from baseball in 1973 because he could 'no longer relate to the modern' player.
    He was quoted as saying: 'Nice guys finish last.'
    He won a World Series with three different teams.
    He coached third base when Bobby Thompson hit his famous 'the Giants win the pennant' homer (1951).
    He was considered the best defensive shortstop of his time.
    He was 'The Sporting News' Manager of the Year three times (1939, 1951, 1954).
    The cartoon character, Leo Ferocious, on 'The Flintstones,' was based on him.
    He allowed himself to be roasted at the Friars Club.

Credit: His Name is Robert


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