Leo Durocher
FameRank: 6

"As player"

* New York Yankees

* Cincinnati Reds (–)

* St. Louis Cardinals (–)

* Los Angeles Dodgers/Brooklyn Dodgers (–, , )

"As manager"

* Los Angeles Dodgers/Brooklyn Dodgers (–, )

* San Francisco Giants/New York Giants (–)

* Chicago Cubs (–)

* Houston Astros (–)

* Saitama Seibu Lions/Taiheiyo Club Lions ()


* 3× Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star (1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1936, 1938 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1938, 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game/1940)

* 4× World Series champion (, , , )


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"Leo Ernest Durocher" (July 27, 1905 – October 7, 1991), nicknamed "Leo the Lip", was an American infielder and manager (baseball)/manager in Major League Baseball. Upon his retirement, he ranked fifth all-time among managers with 2,009 MLB All-time Managerial wins/career victories, second only to John McGraw (baseball)/John McGraw in National League history. Durocher still ranks tenth in career wins by a manager. A controversial and outspoken character, Durocher had a stormy career dogged by clashes with authority, umpires (his 95 career ejections as a manager trailed only McGraw when he retired, and still rank fourth on the all-time list), and the press.

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Win any way as long as you can get away with it. Nice guys finish last.

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.

I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up.

I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.

You argue with the umpire because there is nothing else you can do about it.

What are we out at the park for, except to win?

Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.

Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.

If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired.

I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.