Snider, Duke

Edwin Donald Snider
Born: September 19, 1926, Los Angeles, California
Died: February 27, 2011, Escondido, California
Played For: 
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

A graceful center fielder with a picture-perfect swing, Duke Snider was the biggest bat in the Brooklyn Dodgers' potent lineup of the 1950s. He hit 40 or more homers five consecutive times and led all batters in home runs and RBIs during the '50s. The Duke of Flatbush hit four homers in two different World Series (1952 and '55), clouting a total of 11 Series home runs and 26 Series RBIs.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Duke Snider hit the last home run at Brooklyn's famed Ebbets Field on Sept. 22, 1957?
What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems.