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Nice guys finish last

Posted by STAN WEINSTEIN on August 01, 2001

In Reply to: Nice guys finish last posted by zach barrett on January 30, 2001

: I need to find orgin of this phrase

Leo Durocher went to manage the NY Giants in the late 40's, he was asked by a reporter about the chances of the Brooklyn Dodges, his former team, to get into the World Series.
His reply was "They are a nice bunch of guys... they will probably finish last". From this, the reporter wrote that Durocher said "Nice guys finish last".