Books: Doubleheader

NICE GUYS FINISH LAST by LEO DUROCHER with ED LINN 448 pages. Simon & Schuster. $9.95.

A FALSE SPRING by PAT JORDAN 277 pages. Dodd, Mead. $7.95.

Leo Durocher might be remembered as the greatest shortstop of his generation (1928-42). He could be celebrated as the manager who was to baseball what Humphrey Bogart was to movies. His wild four-decade career was marked by fights with bleacherites, tantrums with umpires and owners, marital misadventures and a one-season suspension for consorting with known gamblers. Yet if Leo the Lip is to be recalled...

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