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25 April: Flipping the Lip

Leo Durocher, as a fiery Dodgers manager . . .  (Photo: CBS.)

Leo Durocher, as a fiery Dodgers manager . . . (Photo: CBS.)

Leo Durocher has been no slouch about radio appearances, any more than he’s been about being in the public eye in general, since becoming the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949. Appearing with Fred Allen tonight will find Leo the Lip on the threshold of transition, even if he may not yet be aware of it.

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No slip of the Lip: Old-time radio listening, 29 September

It Pays to Be Ignorant: Why do Some People Eat with Their Knives? (CBS; AFRS Rebroadcast, 1944)

The Lip rarely met a radio microphone he didn’t love . . .

Surely there are those listening to tonight’s guest and thinking, considering the state of the baseball team he manages, that it takes one to know one.

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