Edwin Donald Snider
Born: September 19, 1926, Los Angeles, California
Died: February 27, 2011, Escondido, California
Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1962), New York Mets (1963), San Francisco Giants (1964)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1980
This Day in Baseball History
On December 6, 1982, the Boston Red Sox trade third baseman Carney Lansford to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Tony Armas as part of a five-player deal. The trade opens up third base for a youngster named Wade Boggs, who will bat .361 in his first full season in 1983.