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By William M. Simons

This anthology gathers chosen papers from the 2007 and 2008 conferences of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American tradition, the long-running educational convention held each year on the nationwide Baseball corridor of popularity. Essays incorporated hire the nationwide hobby to touch upon concerns transcending the taking part in box, and are divided into six sections: "Cultural views at the Game," "Literary Baseball," "Baseball on the Movies," "Minority ordinary Bearers," "New Leagues," and "The company of Baseball."

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9 If nice guys really do finish last, then survival necessitates cheating, or at least stealing pitching signs. ”11 Hey, nice guys finish last, right? Durocher as Machiavelli (Marlett) 41 This perpetual advantage-seeking surfaced early in Leo’s baseball career. When he broke in with the New York Yankees, he ignored the unspoken rules that rookies should be seen, not heard. Off the field Leo overspent on clothes and the night life. On the field he sparred verbally with everybody, teammates and opponents alike.

When it worked, Bobby Thomson hits the “shot heard round the world” and, three years later, the Giants sweep the Indians. When it did not work, or more accurately, when the nation’s zeitgeist passed Leo’s ethnic Catholic world by, the result was the ’69 Cubs. The “grace” here is not proclaimed, so Leo’s successes seem less conspicuously Christian — and his failures often spectacularly un–Christian — than Protestant major leaguers. Gaining an Edge Durocher enjoyed a lengthy career in baseball.

Durocher ranks third, trailing only Bobby Cox and John McGraw, for being thrown out of games. Others revile Leo for his bungling of the 1969 Cubs. And then, of course, there’s Leo’s personal life. He married four times, and all four unions ended in divorce. The last two made the biggest splashes. His 1947 wedding with actress Laraine Day ignited spectacular, nation-wide headlines. Day had divorced her 40 PART I. CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE GAME first husband in Mexico only a day before wedding Durocher in El Paso, Texas.

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