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Leo Durocher

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Durocher, Leo (1905– ), U.S. baseball player and manager. He began his major league career in 1925. A brilliant defensive shortstop, he played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Brooklyn Dodgers. He went on to manage the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants, winning the world championship with those teams in 1941, 1951, and 1954, and became manager of the Chicago Cubs in 1966. Also known as “Leo the Lip,” Durocher is famous for his colorful, argumentative personality and fiercely driving team spirit. He shocked the sports world with his motto, “Nice guys finish last.”

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