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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
May 23, 1955
RITES OF SPRING: BASEBALL STYLE
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May 23, 1955

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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Pugnacious, Leo has never lost umpire baiting ability.

Anti-Jim crow, Durocher supported Jackie Robinson in try for big-league job.

His third wife, Laraine Day, brought polish to her raucous husband and made Durocher a member of respectable Hollywood society.

Series triumph in 1954 brought congratulations from old teammate Frank Frisch to Leo and his adopted son Chris.

FOR THE REAL STORY OF LEO DUROCHER
...Turn the page to the first part of Robert Shaplen's three-part study of the Massachusetts French Canadian who was good field, no hit, all gall. Leo Durocher, to paraphrase Churchill, is a myth wrapped in a legend. For the first time the facts and fancies are separated and put in historical context. The personality which alternately charms and antagonizes, the skills which bring victory one season and the emotions which produce disaster the next are trenchantly described. Leo Durocher is many things to many men—and women. All his nine lives begin on page 32.

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