The Dodgers and Me: The Inside Story

The Dodgers and Me: The Inside Story

by Leo Durocher


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The Dodgers and Me, first published in 1948, is Hall of Fame baseball player and manager Leo "The Lip" Durocher's account of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Beginning with a history of the club and owner Charley Ebbets, to Durocher's arrival from St. Louis in 1938, the book details, in an often humorous manner, the rise of the cellar-dwelling Dodgers to their first pennant in 21 years. Manager Durocher goes on to detail the next five seasons of the team in this fascinating look at the Brooklyn Dodgers and major league baseball. Included are 10 pages of illustrations. Durocher, suspended for a year in a feud with Yankee owner Larry MacPhail, would return to the Dodgers in 1948 but was let go and hired by the rival New York Giants where he stayed until the end of the 1955 season. In 1966, Durocher returned to baseball as manager of the Chicago Cubs (1966-1972), and the Houston Astros (1972-73), before retiring. Durocher passed away in 1991 at the age of 86.

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ISBN-13: 9781530046188
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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