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Leo Durocher Quotes


Leo Ernest Durocher, nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball.
(1905 - 1991)

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As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it.
 

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.
[Baseball]
 

Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death.
 

Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.
 

God watches over drunks and third baseman.
 

How you play the game is for college ball. When you're playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.
 

I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
 

I come to win.
 

I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
 

I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up.
 

I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
 

If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired.
 

If you lose, you're going to be fired, and if you win, you only put off the day you're going to be fired.
[Success]
 

In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
 

Nice guys finish last.
 

Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop.
 

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.
 

Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill.
 

There are only five things you can do in baseball: run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.
[Simplicity]
 

What are we out at the park for, except to win?
 


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