THE LEO DUROCHER STORY by Gene Schoor

THE LEO DUROCHER STORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In line with other pepped up biographies of famous sports figures, this takes the driving, irascible Durocher through the career that has bounced him around since boyhood. Covering his mistakes as well as his aptitudes, the author's busy, conversational narrative tells us that Leo grew up as a belligerent Massachusetts boy from West Spring-field's hoodlum district, and that his wish for fame and his pugnacity might have come from it. We learn too of Durocher's subsequent shifts from team to team both as player and as manager, and the fights behind them. Now, he seems to have simmered down a bit during his second stint with the Dodgers. His actions will be for the many fans to argue who read this book.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1955
Publisher: Messner