Leo Durocher

Leo Ernest Durocher
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1994
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Primary position: Manager

“I come to win” was the personal motto of Leo Durocher, a scrappy baseball player and combative manager whose battling personality led to success on the field for over 50 years.

After a 17-year big league playing career as a shortstop for the Yankees, Reds, Cardinals and Dodgers, Durocher would go on to skipper the Dodgers (1939-46, 1948), Giants (1948-55), Cubs (1966-72) and Astros (1972-73). In 24 years of managing, “Lippy” had a 2,008-1,709 record for a .540 winning percentage, won three National League pennants (1941, 1951, 1954), and took home one World Series (1954).

“As long as I’ve got one chance to beat you,” Durocher once said, “I’m going to take it.”

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1994
Primary Team:
Position Played: Manager
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Birth place: West Springfield, Massachusetts
Birth year: 1905
Managed:
Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1946)
Brooklyn Dodgers (1948)
New York Giants (1948-1955)
Chicago Cubs (1966-1972)
Houston Astros (1972-1973)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
3739
WinsW
2008
LossesL
1709
Winning %Winning %
.540