"If Durocher had continued to come here each year your father would think him the greatest manager."
Leo Durocher baseball card from 1933
(1905-91) was a shortstop (1925-45) and then major league baseball manager (1939-73). His outspoken manner earned him the nickname "Leo the Lip," although in the 1920s, because of his unspectacular playing, Babe Ruth
dubbed him "The All-American Out."
According to Wikipedia, "Durocher still ranks tenth in career wins by a manager."