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Leo Durocher - Awards And Accomplishments

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Durocher ranks seventh among Major League managers in career wins, with 2,009.
1936, 1938, 1940 National League All Star team
1939 Sporting News Manager of the Year
1941 Manages Dodgers to first pennant in 21 years
1946 Manages Dodgers to tie for first place in National League. Dodgers are beaten by St. Louis Cardinals in three-game playoff
1951 Bobby Thomson's "shot heard round the world" off Ralph Branca sends Giants, managed by Durocher, to World Series. Giants lose to Yankees in six games. Durocher is named Sporting News Manager of the Year
1954 Leads Giants to pennant. Giants sweep World Series against Cleveland Indians. Named Sporting News Manager of the Year
1994 Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame
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