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Leo Durocher    \du-RO-sher\

Leo Ernest Durocher (Leo The Lip)

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: July 27, 1905 in West Springfield, MA (All Transactions)
Debut: October 2, 1925 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Reds/Dodgers/Yankees 1925-1945

Final Game: April 18, 1945 (Age 39)
Died: October 7, 1991 in Palm Springs, CA
Buried: Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1994.
   View Leo Durocher Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1378. Billy Myers… #1379. Dave Philley… #1380. Jack McCarthy… #1381. LEO DUROCHER… #1382. Elliott Maddox… #1383. Dale Long… #1384. Bobby Knoop… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1925 19 NYY AL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
1928 22 NYY AL 102 329 296 46 80 8 6 0 31 1 4 22 52 .270 .327 .338 .665 76 100 3 7 46
1929 23 NYY AL 106 385 341 53 84 4 5 0 32 3 1 34 33 .246 .320 .287 .607 61 98 3 7 64
1930 24 CIN NL 119 385 354 31 86 15 3 3 32 0 20 45 .243 .287 .328 .615 52 116 2 9 *64
1931 25 CIN NL 121 385 361 26 82 11 5 1 29 0 18 32 .227 .264 .294 .557 54 106 0 6 *6
1932 26 CIN NL 143 504 457 43 99 22 5 1 33 3 36 40 .217 .275 .293 .569 56 134 1 10 *6
1933 27 TOT NL 139 488 446 51 113 19 4 3 44 3 30 37 .253 .302 .334 .636 78 149 16 1 11 *6
1933 27 CIN NL 16 58 51 6 11 1 0 1 3 0 4 5 .216 .273 .294 .567 64 15 3 0 3 6
1933 27 STL NL 123 430 395 45 102 18 4 2 41 3 26 32 .258 .306 .339 .645 79 134 13 1 8 *6
1934 28 STL NL 146 542 500 62 130 26 5 3 70 2 33 40 .260 .308 .350 .658 71 175 16 2 6 *6
1935 29 STL NL 143 546 513 62 136 23 5 8 78 4 29 46 .265 .304 .376 .681 79 193 16 0 4 *6
1936 30 STL NL 136 549 510 57 146 22 3 1 58 3 29 47 .286 .327 .347 .674 82 177 18 2 8 *6 AS,MVP-10
1937 31 STL NL 135 520 477 46 97 11 3 1 47 6 38 36 .203 .262 .245 .507 38 117 17 0 5 *6
1938 32 BRO NL 141 532 479 41 105 18 5 1 56 3 47 30 .219 .293 .284 .577 57 136 9 3 3 *6 AS,MVP-18
1939 33 BRO NL 116 421 390 42 108 21 6 1 34 2 27 24 .277 .325 .369 .695 82 144 9 1 3 *6/5 MVP-8
1940 34 BRO NL 62 175 160 10 37 9 1 1 14 1 12 13 .231 .285 .319 .604 62 51 6 0 3 6/4 AS
1941 35 BRO NL 18 43 42 2 12 1 0 0 6 0 1 3 .286 .302 .310 .612 69 13 1 0 0 6/4
1943 37 BRO NL 6 19 18 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .222 .263 .222 .485 40 4 1 0 0 /6
1945 39 BRO NL 2 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 12 1 0 0 0 /4
17 Yrs 1637 5829 5350 575 1320 210 56 24 567 31 5 377 480 .247 .299 .320 .619 66 1714 109 18 82
162 Game Avg. 162 577 529 57 131 21 6 2 56 3 37 48 .247 .299 .320 .619 66 170 2 8
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
BRO (6 yrs) 345 1195 1094 97 267 49 12 3 113 6 88 72 .244 .303 .319 .622 67 349 26 4 9
STL (5 yrs) 683 2587 2395 272 611 100 20 15 294 18 155 201 .255 .302 .332 .634 70 796 80 5 31
CIN (4 yrs) 399 1332 1223 106 278 49 13 6 97 3 78 122 .227 .275 .303 .579 54 371 3 3 28
NYY (3 yrs) 210 715 638 100 164 12 11 0 63 4 5 56 85 .257 .323 .310 .633 68 198 6 14
NL (14 yrs) 1427 5114 4712 475 1156 198 45 24 504 27 321 395 .245 .295 .322 .617 65 1516 109 12 68
AL (3 yrs) 210 715 638 100 164 12 11 0 63 4 5 56 85 .257 .323 .310 .633 68 198 6 14

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1925 19 NYY AL 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .486 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $1,800
1928 22 NYY AL 102 329 -11 -1 0 1 4 -7 -0.7 12 6 0.6 .493 .496 0.4 0.5 4 $3,000 46
1929 23 NYY AL 106 385 -18 1 0 6 7 -4 -0.4 14 10 1.1 .496 .498 0.4 1.2 4 $4,000 64
1930 24 CIN NL 119 385 -29 1 0 6 7 -15 -1.4 12 -3 -0.2 .489 .492 -0.6 1.1 -9 $5,000 *64
1931 25 CIN NL 121 385 -22 0 0 9 6 -6 -0.7 12 6 0.6 .495 .496 -0.3 1.6 -3 *6
1932 26 CIN NL 143 504 -27 -0 0 3 8 -16 -1.7 16 0 -0.1 .489 .490 -0.3 1.1 -3 *6
1933 27 CIN NL 16 58 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .491 .499 0.0 0.1 1 6
1933 27 STL NL 123 430 -10 -0 0 -2 7 -5 -0.7 13 8 0.8 .495 .496 1.0 0.5 10 *6
1934 28 STL NL 146 542 -21 0 0 -1 9 -12 -1.3 17 4 0.4 .491 .492 0.5 0.8 5 $6,000 *6
1935 29 STL NL 143 546 -16 -0 0 6 9 -1 -0.1 17 16 1.7 .500 .500 1.0 1.5 10 *6
1936 30 STL NL 136 549 -12 -0 0 -5 9 -8 -0.8 18 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.5 0.4 15 *6 AS,MVP-10
1937 31 STL NL 135 520 -39 -0 0 -8 9 -39 -4.1 17 -22 -2.3 .470 .475 -1.5 0.0 -14 $10,000 *6
1938 32 BRO NL 141 532 -26 -0 0 0 9 -18 -2.0 17 -0 -0.2 .487 .489 -0.1 0.8 -0 $12,500 *6 AS,MVP-18
1939 33 BRO NL 116 421 -9 -0 0 4 7 2 0.1 14 15 1.5 .502 .501 1.2 1.1 11 $15,000 *6/5 MVP-8
1940 34 BRO NL 62 175 -8 -0 0 1 3 -4 -0.5 6 2 0.1 .493 .497 0.1 0.4 1 6/4 AS
1941 35 BRO NL 18 43 -2 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.1 0.2 1 6/4
1943 37 BRO NL 6 19 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.2 .463 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 /6
1945 39 BRO NL 2 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .474 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /4
17 Seasons 1637 5829 -253 0 0 20 97 -136 -14.6 189 52 5.1 .491 .493 3.2 11.4 32 $57,300
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
BRO (6 yrs) 345 1195 -47 -0 0 5 20 -22 -2.7 39 17 1.4 .493 .495 1.1 2.5 12 $27,500
STL (5 yrs) 683 2587 -98 -1 0 -10 43 -65 -6.9 82 16 1.6 .490 .492 2.6 3.3 26 $16,000
CIN (4 yrs) 399 1332 -79 1 0 18 23 -37 -3.8 41 3 0.4 .491 .493 -1.3 3.9 -14 $5,000
NYY (3 yrs) 210 715 -29 -0 0 7 11 -11 -1.1 27 16 1.6 .495 .497 0.8 1.7 9 $8,800

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1928 22 NYY AL WS STL W 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934 28 STL NL WS DET W 7 27 27 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .259 .370 .630 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 11 29 29 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .241 .345 .586 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 11 29 29 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .241 .345 .586 10 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1928 NYY AL 22 2B 66 44 38 306 112 178 16 31 .948 4.39 .963 5.67
1928 NYY AL 22 SS 29 27 27 151 46 96 9 11 .940 4.90 .938 5.11
1929 NYY AL 23 SS 93 90 79 518 197 299 22 59 .958 5.33 .937 5.21
1929 NYY AL 23 2B 12 7 6 61 32 28 1 7 .984 5.00 .968 5.91
1930 CIN NL 24 SS 103 103 77 590 216 350 24 77 .959 5.50 .952 5.78
1930 CIN NL 24 2B 13 9 5 54 24 30 0 5 1.000 4.15 .963 5.94
1931 CIN NL 25 SS 120 114 75 576 212 344 20 86 .965 4.63 .954 5.53
1932 CIN NL 26 SS 142 140 110 742 283 429 30 76 .960 5.01 .946 5.50
1933 TOT NL 27 SS 139 137 111 726 275 422 29 74 .960 5.01 .949 5.40
1933 CIN NL 27 SS 16 16 16 106 37 64 5 10 .953 6.31 .949 5.40
1933 STL NL 27 SS 123 121 95 620 238 358 24 64 .961 4.85 .949 5.40
1934 STL NL 28 SS 146 146 124 760 320 407 33 86 .957 4.98 .951 5.34
1935 STL NL 29 SS 142 139 128 761 313 420 28 81 .963 5.16 .947 5.27
1936 STL NL 30 SS 136 135 123 713 300 392 21 80 .971 5.09 .945 5.43 AS,MVP-10
1937 STL NL 31 SS 134 132 121 688 279 381 28 72 .959 4.93 .951 5.29
1938 BRO NL 32 SS 141 138 118 710 287 399 24 90 .966 4.87 .943 5.34 AS,MVP-18
1939 BRO NL 33 SS 113 112 93 575 228 322 25 73 .957 4.87 .953 5.50 MVP-8
1939 BRO NL 33 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .940 3.00 MVP-8
1940 BRO NL 34 SS 53 49 36 243 102 131 10 22 .959 4.40 .950 5.50 AS
1940 BRO NL 34 2B 4 1 1 14 6 7 1 2 .929 3.25 .964 5.60 AS
1941 BRO NL 35 SS 12 9 6 48 16 28 4 3 .917 3.67 .951 5.17
1941 BRO NL 35 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 5.60
1943 BRO NL 37 SS 6 6 4 34 23 11 0 5 1.000 5.67 .954 5.30
1945 BRO NL 39 2B 2 2 1 7 3 4 0 1 1.000 3.50 .967 5.60
15 Seasons SS 1509 1477 1232 7835 3097 4431 307 895 .961 4.99 .948 5.41
6 Seasons 2B 98 63 51 443 178 247 18 46 .959 4.34 .964 5.73
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .940 3.00
17 Seasons TOT 1608 1540 1283 8280 3275 4680 325 941 .961 4.95 .949 5.42
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 0.5%)
1958 BBWAA (10.5%)
1960 BBWAA ( 3.7%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1964 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1964 Run Off ( 1.0%)
1994 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1994
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1936 NL (10, 10%)
1938 NL (18, 2%)
1939 NL (8, 15%)
0.27 Career Shares (653rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1929 AL  1.2 (4th)
1930 NL  1.1 (6th)
1931 NL  1.6 (4th)
1932 NL  1.2 (4th)
1934 NL  0.8 (10th)
1935 NL  1.6 (3rd)
1939 NL  1.1 (9th)
Career  11.4 (168th)

Games Played s c a p y
1934 NL  146 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1928 AL  52 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1934 NL  16 (5th)
1935 NL  16 (3rd)
1936 NL  18 (4th)
1937 NL  17 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  93 (5th)
1932 NL  142 (2nd)
1934 NL  146 (2nd)
1935 NL  142 (2nd)
1936 NL  136 (3rd)
1937 NL  134 (3rd)
1938 NL  141 (2nd)
1939 NL  113 (5th)
Career  1,509 (62nd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  197 (5th)
1932 NL  283 (3rd)
1934 NL  320 (3rd)
1935 NL  313 (3rd)
1936 NL  300 (4th)
1937 NL  279 (4th)
1938 NL  287 (3rd)
Career  3,097 (39th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  299 (4th)
1932 NL  429 (3rd)
1934 NL  407 (5th)
1935 NL  420 (4th)
1936 NL  392 (3rd)
1937 NL  381 (4th)
1938 NL  399 (5th)
Career  4,431 (66th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1934 NL  33 (5th)
1937 NL  28 (5th)
Career  307 (66th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  59 (5th)
1931 NL  86 (5th)
1932 NL  76 (4th)
1934 NL  86 (2nd)
1935 NL  81 (2nd)
1936 NL  80 (3rd)
1937 NL  72 (5th)
1938 NL  90 (2nd)
1939 NL  73 (5th)
Career  895 (52nd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1929 AL  5.33 (2nd)
1935 NL  5.16 (4th)
1937 NL  4.93 (5th)
Career  4.99 (69th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1930 NL  .959 (3rd)
1931 NL  .965 (2nd)
1932 NL  .960 (3rd)
1933 NL  .960 (1st)
1934 NL  .957 (2nd)
1935 NL  .963 (2nd)
1936 NL  .971 (1st)
1937 NL  .959 (2nd)
1938 NL  .966 (1st)
1939 NL  .957 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1925 AL  born 1905-07-27 (6th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2466), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 15 (986), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1234), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (239th), 5.1 career WAR/7.3 7yr-peak WAR/6.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
192519New York Yankees$1,800Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192822New York Yankees$3,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
192923New York Yankees$4,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193024Cincinnati Reds$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
24New York Yankees$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
193428St. Louis Cardinals$6,0003/25/67 TSN
193731St. Louis Cardinals$10,0001/27/38 TSN
193832Brooklyn Dodgers$12,500Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... 48
193933Brooklyn Dodgers$15,000Talmage Boston, 1939: Baseball's... 48Player-manager
Career to date (may be incomplete)$62,300
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Leo Leo The Ernest Leo Lip Durocher duroucher

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