Leo Durocher Stats

Leo Durocher was born on Thursday, July 27, 1905, in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Durocher was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 2, 1925, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Leo Durocher baseball stats page.

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"I don't care if the guy ( Jackie Robinson ) is yellow or black of if he has stripes like a $&!*@#$ zebra. I'm the manager of this team and I say he plays." - Leo Durocher (1947) [ Leo Durocher Quotes ]

Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher Autograph on a Topps (#147)

Leo Durocher Autograph on a Topps (#147)

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Birth Name:
Leo Ernest Durocher
Nickname:
The All-American Out, The Lip
Born On:
07-27-1905  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-07-1991 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Palm Springs, California
Cemetery:
Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California Click For Grave Photo
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
10-02-1925 (Age 20)
Last Game:
04-18-1945
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Leo Durocher Pitching Stats

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Leo Durocher Hitting Stats

1925 20 Yankees 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - .000 .000 .000
1928 23 Yankees 102 296 46 80 8 6 0 0 31 22 - 52 7 - 3 - .270 .327 .338
1929 24 Yankees 106 341 53 84 4 5 0 0 32 34 - 33 7 - 3 - .246 .320 .287
1930 25 Reds 119 354 31 86 15 3 3 0 32 20 - 45 9 - 2 - .243 .287 .328
1931 26 Reds 121 361 26 82 11 5 1 0 29 18 - 32 6 - 0 - .227 .264 .294
1932 27 Reds 143 457 43 99 22 5 1 0 33 36 - 40 10 - 1 - .217 .275 .293
1933 28 Reds 16 51 6 11 1 0 1 0 3 4 - 5 3 - 0 3 .216 .273 .294
1933 28 Cardinals 123 395 45 102 18 4 2 0 41 26 - 32 8 - 1 13 .258 .306 .339
1934 29 Cardinals 146 500 62 130 26 5 3 1 70 33 - 40 6 - 2 16 .260 .308 .350
1935 30 Cardinals 143 513 62 136 23 5 8 2 78 29 - 46 4 - 0 16 .265 .304 .376
1936 31 Cardinals 136 510 57 146 22 3 1 0 58 29 - 47 8 - 2 18 .286 .327 .347
1937 32 Cardinals 135 477 46 97 11 3 1 0 47 38 - 36 5 - 0 17 .203 .262 .245
1938 33 Dodgers 141 479 41 105 18 5 1 0 56 47 - 30 3 - 3 9 .219 .293 .284
1939 34 Dodgers 116 390 42 108 21 6 1 0 34 27 - 24 3 - 1 9 .277 .325 .369
1940 35 Dodgers 62 160 10 37 9 1 1 0 14 12 - 13 3 - 0 6 .231 .285 .319
1941 36 Dodgers 18 42 2 12 1 0 0 0 6 1 - 3 0 - 0 1 .286 .302 .310
1943 38 Dodgers 6 18 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 0 - 0 1 .222 .263 .222
1945 40 Dodgers 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .200 .200 .200
17 Years 1,637 5,350 575 1,320 210 56 24 3 567 377 - 480 82 - 18 109 .247 .299 .320

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Leo Durocher Fielding Stats

1928 Yankees 2B 66 44 1,026 306 4.6 290 112 178 16 31 n/a n/a n/a .948 7.63
1928 Yankees SS 29 27 717 151 5.2 142 46 96 9 11 n/a n/a n/a .940 5.35
1929 Yankees 2B 12 7 156 61 5.1 60 32 28 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.38
1929 Yankees SS 93 90 2,091 518 5.6 496 197 299 22 59 n/a n/a n/a .958 6.40
1930 Reds 2B 13 9 126 54 4.2 54 24 30 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.57
1930 Reds SS 103 103 1,980 590 5.7 566 216 350 24 77 n/a n/a n/a .959 7.72
1931 Reds SS 120 114 1,971 576 4.8 556 212 344 20 86 n/a n/a n/a .965 7.62
1932 Reds SS 142 140 2,946 742 5.2 712 283 429 30 76 n/a n/a n/a .960 6.53
1933 Reds SS 16 16 420 106 6.6 101 37 64 5 10 n/a n/a n/a .953 6.49
1933 Cardinals SS 123 121 2,553 620 5.0 596 238 358 24 64 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.30
1934 Cardinals SS 146 146 3,330 760 5.2 727 320 407 33 86 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.89
1935 Cardinals SS 142 139 3,459 761 5.4 733 313 420 28 81 n/a n/a n/a .963 5.72
1936 Cardinals SS 136 135 3,345 713 5.2 692 300 392 21 80 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.59
1937 Cardinals SS 134 132 3,216 688 5.1 660 279 381 28 72 n/a n/a n/a .959 5.54
1938 Dodgers SS 141 138 3,141 710 5.0 686 287 399 24 90 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.90
1939 Dodgers 3B 1 0 - 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1939 Dodgers SS 113 112 2,481 575 5.1 550 228 322 25 73 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.99
1940 Dodgers 2B 4 1 27 14 3.5 13 6 7 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .929 13.00
1940 Dodgers SS 53 49 975 243 4.6 233 102 131 10 22 n/a n/a n/a .959 6.45
1941 Dodgers 2B 1 0 - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1941 Dodgers SS 12 9 171 48 4.0 44 16 28 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .917 6.95
1943 Dodgers SS 6 6 108 34 5.7 34 23 11 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.50
1945 Dodgers 2B 2 2 42 7 3.5 7 3 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
SS Totals 1,509 1,477 32,904 7,835 5.2 7,528 3,097 4,431 307 895 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.18
2B Totals 98 63 1,377 443 4.5 425 178 247 18 46 n/a n/a n/a .959 8.33
3B Totals 1 0 0 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
16 Years 1,608 1,540 34,281 8,280 5.1 7,955 3,275 4,680 325 941 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.27

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Leo Durocher Miscellaneous Stats

1925 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1928 Yankees 1 4 .200 4 3 n/a 0.0 5.7 9.5 - - -
1929 Yankees 3 1 .750 1 0 n/a 0.0 10.3 10.7 - - -
1930 Reds 0 - - 0 3 n/a 118.0 7.9 11.1 - - -
1931 Reds 0 - - 0 1 n/a 361.0 11.3 12.4 - - -
1932 Reds 3 - - 0 1 n/a 457.0 11.4 13.8 - - -
1933 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 51.0 10.2 17.0 - - -
1933 Cardinals 3 - - 0 0 n/a 197.5 12.3 9.6 - - -
1934 Cardinals 2 - - 0 0 n/a 166.7 12.5 7.1 - - -
1935 Cardinals 4 - - 0 2 n/a 64.1 11.2 6.6 - - -
1936 Cardinals 3 - - 0 0 n/a 510.0 10.9 8.8 - - -
1937 Cardinals 6 - - 1 1 n/a 477.0 13.3 10.1 - - -
1938 Dodgers 3 - - 0 0 n/a 479.0 16.0 8.6 - - -
1939 Dodgers 2 - - 2 0 n/a 390.0 16.3 11.5 - - -
1940 Dodgers 1 - - 2 3 n/a 160.0 12.3 11.4 - - -
1941 Dodgers 0 - - 5 0 n/a 0.0 14.0 7.0 - - -
1943 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 18.0 - - -
1945 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 2.5 - - -
17 Years 31 5 .861 16 15 n/a 222.9 11.1 9.4 - - -

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Leo Durocher Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1925 New York Yankees n/a $1,800.00 n/a -
1928 New York Yankees n/a $3,000.00 n/a Stats
1929 New York Yankees 7 $4,000.00 n/a -
1930 Cincinnati Reds n/a $5,000.00 n/a -
1931 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined n/a -
1933 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1933 St. Louis Cardinals 2 Undetermined - -
1934 St. Louis Cardinals 2 Undetermined - Stats
1935 St. Louis Cardinals 2 Undetermined - -
1936 St. Louis Cardinals 2 $6,000.00 Stats -
1937 St. Louis Cardinals 2 $10,000.00 - -
1938 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 $12,500.00 Stats -
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 $15,000.00 - -
1940 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 Undetermined Stats -
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 Undetermined - -
1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 Undetermined - -
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers 2 Undetermined n/a -
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Leo the Lip Durocher was a three-time All-Star infielder (1936, 1938, 1940), who as a player-manager, finished his career as a skipper ranked fifth all-time amongst managers with 2,009 career victories, second only to John McGraw in National League history. His philosophy (and autobiography), Nice Guys Finish Last are often the first thought that comes to mind when this Hall of Fame (1994) manager is discussed:

Nice Guys Finish Last

Durocher recounts his recollection and interpretation in his autobiography, Nice Guys Finish Last (1975). The actual quotations (recollected 29 years after the fact) are considered incorrect by many sources, as they are contradicted by the contemporary records (see references above), but show Durocher's philosophy, as epitomized in this maxim of his.

The Giants, led by Mel Ott, began to come out of their dugout to take their warm-up. Without missing a beat, I said, "Take a look at that Number Four there. A nicer guy never drew breath than that man there." I called off his players' names as they came marching up the steps behind him, "Walker Cooper, Mize, Marshall, Kerr, Gordon, Thomson. Take a look at them. All nice guys. They'll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last."

I said, “They lose a ball game, they go home, they have a nice dinner, they put their heads down on the pillow and go to sleep. Poor Mel Ott, he can't sleep at night. He wants to win, he's got a job to do for the owner of the ball club. But that doesn’t concern the players, they're all getting good money."

I said, "you surround yourself with this type of player, they're real nice guys, sure 'Howarya, Howarya' and you're going to finish down in the cellar with them. Because they think they’re giving you one hundred percent on the ball field and they're not.

Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you. Now, Stanky's the nicest gentleman who ever drew breath, but when the bell rings you’re his mortal enemy. That's the kind of a guy I want playing for me." That was the context. To explain why Eddie Stanky was so valuable to me by comparing him to a group of far more talented players who were, in fact, in last place. Frankie Graham did write it up that way. In that respect, Graham was the most remarkable reporter I ever met. He would sit there and never take a note, and then you'd pick up the paper and find yourself quoted word for word. But the other writers who picked it up ran two sentences together to make it sound as if I were saying that you couldn't be a decent person and succeed.

Baseball Almanac like's Durocher's account of the expression, "Nice Guys Finish Last." Historians say it wasn't that way. Decades after he left the playing field, a simple say was still an item of debate as it relates to this skilled skipper.

Did you know that when he played alongside Babe Ruth , the Bambino nicknamed Durocher "The All American Out?" The more common nickname, "The Lip", was given because Durocher was a truly controversial and outspoken character whose career was dogged by clashes with authority, umpires, and the media. Leo's ninety-five career ejections as a manager trailed only John McGraw when he retired, and still rank fourth on the all-time list!

Leo Durocher Hall of Fame Plaque
Leo Durocher | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1994 ( HOF )
In 1994, the Veterans Committee inducted Leo Durocher into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, making The Lip the 12th manager enshrined in Cooperstown, following Connie Mack (1937), John McGraw (1937), Wilbert Robinson (1945), Joe McCarthy (1957), Bill McKechnie (1962), Miller Huggins (1964), Casey Stengel (1966), Bucky Harris (1975), Al Lopez (1977), Rube Foster (1981), and Walt Alston (1983).

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