Friday, December 14, 2012

Hall of Fame Signed Baseball - Leo Durocher

The second baseball I got from Collect Auctions recently was of Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher.  Durocher is my 80th hall of famer.
Leo Durocher (b. 1905 - d. 1991) was a manager in the majors for 26 seasons (1939 to 1946, 1948 to 1955 and 1966 to 1973) for the Dodgers, Giants, Cubs and Astros).  He won the NL pennant 1941, 1951 and 1954.  He won the World Series with the Giants in 1954.

Durocher was elected to the Hall of Fame posthumously by the Veterans Committee in 1994.  When he retired he ranked 4th all-time in Wins (he was second to John McGraw in the NL).  His career managerial record was 2008-1709 (.540 winning percentage).

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

The 69 Cubs players hated him but he was quite a character. Great ball!