Leo Durocher (1905–91) spent nearly fifty years in the major leagues as a player and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. Ed Linn (1922–2000) was the author of seventeen books, including Veeck--As in Wreck.
Loved this book. Tells about how baseball was in it's hey day before commercialism took over. If you grew up in those times and can remember what a joy it was to go to the ballpark... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Retired16
It started out a bit slow but then got totally enthralling. His memory for detail is extraordinary. Certainly stood up for his players.Published 4 months ago by C M.
Leo Durocher's personality jumps off the page as he revisits his long career in baseball. This book ranks right up there with "Ball Four" and "The Bronx Zoo" as... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steven R. Barnhart
Nice Guys is a wonderful and honest portrayl of a man who hated to lose. This is the type of man you need on your team--a get in their face kind of guy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kendra M.
Leo Durocher's "Nice Guys Finish Last" makes my short list as one of the best baseball memoirs of all time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Manray9
As an orphan of '69, I have trouble lauding Durocher for much of anything. But he is a character, and he wrote it straight here -- well, about as straight as Durocher knew how to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by TruxtonSpangler
Being a die hard baseball fan who came of age far after Leo Durocher's years in the majors, I didn't know what to expect from the book. Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by Khalil Gibran