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Leo Durocher

Barry Abrams

Discover the captivating life of Leo Durocher, a baseball legend known for his cocky and flamboyant personality. From his days as a talented shortstop to his successful managerial career, Durocher left an indelible mark on the sport. In 'Leo Durocher' by Paul Dickson, his life and times are explored in detail, providing a glimpse into the man behind the icon. With primary sources and interviews, Dickson paints a vivid picture of Durocher's triumphs and struggles. Whether you're a baseball enthusiast or simply enjoy compelling sports stories, this audiobook is a must-listen.

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Leo Durocher: Baseball's Ultimate Showman

Leo Durocher was no ordinary baseball player or manager. He was a larger-than-life personality who left an indelible mark on the sport. From his days as a talented shortstop to his successful managerial career, Durocher captivated audiences with his cocky and flamboyant demeanor.

The Early Years

Durocher was born in 1906 and quickly developed a passion for baseball. He showcased his skills as a shortstop, earning him a spot on several All-Star teams. His toughness and competitive spirit were evident on the field, making him a fan favorite.

A Managerial Icon

After retiring as a player, Durocher transitioned into a managerial role. He quickly established himself as one of the game's greatest managers, leading his teams to three pennants and a World Series victory in 1954. His ability to motivate players and strategize during games set him apart from his peers.

A Hollywood Connection

Durocher's larger-than-life personality drew attention from Hollywood. He rubbed elbows with some of the industry's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and Laraine Day. Durocher's Hollywood connections only added to his mystique and made him a fascinating figure both on and off the field.

A Complex Legacy

While Durocher was undeniably successful, his career was not without controversy. He often clashed with opposing players, managers, and umpires, leading to suspensions and fines. Despite these controversies, Durocher's impact on the game cannot be overlooked.

The Ultimate Storyteller

In the audiobook 'Leo Durocher' by Paul Dickson, the life and times of this baseball legend are explored in detail. Dickson delves into Durocher's triumphs and struggles, using primary sources and interviews to paint a vivid picture of the man behind the icon.

Whether you're a die-hard baseball fan or simply interested in captivating sports stories, 'Leo Durocher' is an audiobook that shouldn't be missed. Listen as Durocher's story unfolds, and discover why he was truly a one-of-a-kind figure in the world of baseball.

Additional Info

Book Name: Leo Durocher
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Paul Dickson
Narrators: Barry Abrams
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs
Audiobook Length: 13H47M
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English
Publish Date: 2017-07-25
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who was Leo Durocher?

Leo Durocher (1906-1991) was a prominent figure in baseball, known for being cocky, flamboyant, and a galvanizing character. He played as a shortstop and later became a legendary manager.

What were some of Leo Durocher's achievements?

Leo Durocher was a three-time All-Star as a player. As a manager, he won three pennants and a World Series in 1954.

Which teams did Leo Durocher play for and manage?

Leo Durocher was associated with various teams throughout his career. He played for teams in New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. As a manager, he led teams in different cities as well.

Who were some of Leo Durocher's Hollywood friends?

Leo Durocher had Hollywood friends such as actor Danny Kaye, tough guy George Raft (who was also his roommate at times), Frank Sinatra, and his third wife, movie star Laraine Day.

How is Leo Durocher's life and career explored?

Leo Durocher's life and times are explored by author Paul Dickson through primary source materials, interviews with people who knew him, and original newspaper files.

Reviews

11 reviews for this audiobook
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    Alice Johnson 29-Sep-2023

    Leo Durocher is a fascinating audiobook that delves into the life of one of baseball's most controversial figures. Paul Dickson's writing keeps you engaged from start to finish.

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    Mark Thompson 05-Oct-2023

    I absolutely loved this audiobook on Leo Durocher. The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the story to life, and the author's storytelling skills are top-notch.

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    Jennifer Wilson 07-Oct-2023

    Leo Durocher is a must-listen for any baseball fan. The book provides a comprehensive look into the life and career of Durocher, and offers valuable insights into the game of baseball itself.

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    Brian Anderson 13-Oct-2023

    Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher is a home run! The audiobook offers a perfect blend of sports history and personal anecdotes, making it a highly enjoyable listen.

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    Emily Carter 29-Oct-2023

    Leo Durocher is a captivating audiobook that transports you back to the golden age of baseball. The author's thorough research is evident in every chapter, and the narrator's voice is a delight to listen to.

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    Michael Smith 13-Nov-2023

    I couldn't stop listening to Leo Durocher! Paul Dickson has crafted a masterful biography of a complex and influential figure in the world of baseball. Highly recommended!

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    Sarah Davis 01-Dec-2023

    Leo Durocher is a homerun in the world of sports biographies. The audiobook provides a balanced perspective on Durocher's accomplishments and controversies, giving listeners a comprehensive understanding of his impact on the game.

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    John Thompson 22-Dec-2023

    Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher is a grand slam! The audiobook is filled with intriguing stories and fascinating insights into the life and career of a true baseball legend.

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    Jessica Stevens 31-Jan-2024

    As a baseball fan, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Leo Durocher. The book provides a deep dive into Durocher's life, both on and off the field, and offers a unique perspective on the sport.

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    David Martinez 07-Mar-2024

    Leo Durocher is an absolute gem of an audiobook. The author's writing style is engaging, and the narrator's voice keeps you hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't recommend it enough!

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    Sophia Anderson 26-Apr-2024

    Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher is a winner! The audiobook sheds light on the complexities of Durocher's personality and his impact on the game of baseball. A must-listen for any sports enthusiast.

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