Leo Ernest Durocher
Born: July 27, 1905, W. Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: October 7, 1991, Palm Springs, California
New York Yankees (1925, 1928-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1930-1933), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938-1943, 1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1994
This Day in Baseball History
On May 21, 1952, the Brooklyn Dodgers put together an amazing first-inning rally. After one man is retired, 19 consecutive Dodgers reach base, including shortstop Harold “Pee Wee” Reese, who reaches three times, and Duke Snider, who homers. The Dodgers score 15 runs on their way to a 19-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.