Over the next few seasons, Durocher and the Dodgers were identified practically as one in the same. Leo accepted a lessor role as a player as he approached age 40, but with his personality, “lessor” doesn’t adequately describe his role. He inserted himself in the lineup a few times during the war years when teams were depleted of players, but for the most part, his playing days were over.
|Leo Durocher and Laraine Day|
|1947 photo of Leo and Jackie in Havana, Cuba, Spring Training|