Leo Durocher - Paul Dickson

Staff Pick
Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son portrays the bittersweet life of the man who famously said, "Nice guys finish last.”  Durocher's career can perhaps be summed up by his 1951 success as manager of the Giants, defeating the Dodgers in the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff", and by his failure as manager of the 1969 Cubs when they blew a late season lead to the "Miracle Mets."  Durocher’s role in the integration of baseball, his on-the-field off-the-field life, and his tempestuous relationships with movie stars, gamblers, baseball authorities, and sportswriters form part of this story of a bygone era.