Sunday, February 27, 2011

Duke Snider, Baseball Great Dead At 84

Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame center fielder for Brooklyn Dodgers is dead at age 84.
Snider helped bring the Dodgers their only World Series crown while in Brooklyn.
Snider reportedly died early Sunday of natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif.
They called him “The Duke of Flatbush”  He hit .295 with 407 career home runs, played in the World Series six times and won two titles. Snider was an eight-time All-Star.
In the 1950s the Brooklyn Dodgers franchise was filled with stars such as Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges.
Snider hit at least 40 home runs in five straight seasons and led the National League in total bases three times.
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