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From the Casey Award–profitable writer of Invoice Veeck: Baseball’s Biggest Maverick, the primary full biography of Leo Durocher, probably the most colourful and necessary figures in baseball historical past.
Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball’s all-time main cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow throughout a number of eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Area Age Astrodome, from Prohibition by way of the Vietnam Conflict. For greater than forty years, he was on the forefront of the sport, with a Zelig-like capacity to be current as a participant or supervisor for a number of the best groups and defining baseball moments of the 20 th century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he turned a legendary supervisor, profitable three pennants and a World Sequence in 1954.
Durocher carried out on three primary levels: New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. He entered from the wings, strode to the place the lights have been brightest, after which took a poke at anybody who tried to upstage him. Every so often he would share the limelight, however solely with Hollywood buddies corresponding to actor Danny Kaye, tough-guy and someday roommate George Raft, Frank Sinatra, and his third spouse, film star Laraine Day.
As he did with Invoice Veeck, Dickson explores Durocher’s life and occasions by way of major supply supplies, interviews with those that knew him, and authentic newspaper information. An outstanding addition to baseball literature, Leo Durocher provides fascinating and recent insights into the racial integration of baseball, Durocher’s unprecedented suspension from the sport, the 2 clubhouse revolts staged in opposition to him in Brooklyn and Chicago, and Durocher’s vibrant life off the sector.
Download PDF eBook Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son