Sunday, February 27, 2011

Duke Snider Has Passed Away

The Associated Press has reported that Duke Snider has passed away at the age of 84 from natural causes.  The Duke of Flatbush was elected into The National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 and his number 4 was retired by the Dodgers that same year.  Snider played for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers from 1947 - 1962, played one season for the Mets in 1963 and played his final season for the San Francisco Giants in 1964.  Over the span of his career he it .295, 407 homeruns and  and drove in 1,333 runs.  Rest in Peace Duke!

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