You may have heard this phrase, as have I and so many times, especially from men. ‘Nice guys finish last.’ Who came up with this phrase/excuse so loosely used today?
“Nice guys finish last” was first attributed to the legendary baseball player and manager of the Dodgers, Leo Durocher on July 6, 1946. Although there has been a debate about his exact words and others involved during that baseball practice between the first place Dodgers and 7th (last) place New York Giants. this is where the phrase was born. ‘Leo the Lip’ Durocher was dissing the Giants about all the guys on the team being nice and in 7th place. Leo boasted he himself is not a nice guy and his team was in first place. From this point on the phrase has grown legs and like rumors took on a whole other meaning having nothing to do with sports.