Duke Snider

Duke Snider
1926 - 2011

Duke Snider  American Baseball


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First Name Edwin
Middle Name Donald
Last Name Snider
Full Name at Birth Edwin Donald Snider
Alternative Name The Silver Fox
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th September, 1926
Birthplace Los Angeles, CA
Died 27th February, 2011
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Weight 179lbs (81 kg)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
High School Compton (Compton, CA)
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Centerfielder
Bats Left
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 17th April, 1947
MLB Final Game Date 3rd October, 1964
Hall of Fame Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1980 (333/385 ballots).

Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (September 19, 1926 – February 27, 2011), nicknamed "The Silver Fox" and "The Duke of Flatbush", was an American professional baseball player. He spent most of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–62), and the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964) as a center fielder.

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Pastime1990Steamer FanMovie
The Trouble with Girls1969The CrankerMovie
The Geisha Boy1958Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder (uncredited)Movie
The Rifleman1958Jeff WallaceTV Show
Father Knows Best1954Duke SniderTV Show
Kill the Umpire1950Second Baseman (uncredited)Movie


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hugh cameronAug 26, 2010

the duke and dodgers were my favorites growing up in the fifties in minnesota. i batted left and roamed centerfield in high school and college but there our similarity ended. the duke represents the best of baseball in america. he spoke to young boys and referred to those who smoked and drank as knotheads . that stayed with me always...i lived that way and raised my children that way. thanks duke, your friend always, hugh from minnesota

Bob AdamsSep 19, 2007

Happy Birthday to the `Duke`! The best Dodger ever and our favorite.

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