Leo Durocher was born July 27, 1905 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He played for various teams 1928–1938. He gained notoriety as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers; he was suspended from managing for the entire 1947 season for “conduct detrimental to baseball.” He managed the Giants 1948–1955, left to become a commentator, returned as coach for the Dodgers, and managed the Cubs and the Astros.
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