Sunday, February 27, 2011

Duke Snider, 1926-2011

Whenever one of the legendary baseball stars of the 50s dies, it gives me an excuse to call my Dad and hear his boyhood memories of watching the fallen superstar.

I love those phone calls...and yet I hate them.

The Duke of Flatbush, an 8-time All-Star, is still the Dodgers' all-time leader in HR (389) and RBI (1271). By all accounts, he was one of the best all-around centerfielders to ever play the game.

Rest in peace, Duke.

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