Leo Durocher Biography

Famous Baseball Players, Coach (1905–1991)
Biography.com profiles baseball player and manager Leo Durocher, who played managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.


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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