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.
"The delight of the book is its exuberance, its sense of a life lived at full tilt.... Durocher is a first-class raconteur." - New York Times Book Review "Mr. Durocher has somehow managed to be involved with more than his fair share of baseball's mythic moments and situations.... This is Leo Durocher talking straight as a low line drive." - New York Times"