This Date in Baseball History – July 7

Leo Durocher

Before Leo “The Lip” Durocher (pictured, center) ever managed the Chicago Cubs, he won a World Series in 1954 at the helm of the San Francisco Giants. That notion would have come as a shock to many – and likely Durocher himself – when his comments on the Giants to the press were printed on July 7, 1946, giving America one of its best-known adages.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Durocher’s famous line during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Birmingham Barons on Monday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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