Duke Snider, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Duke Snider

Major League Baseball outfielder

Date of Birth: 19-Sep-1926

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 27-Feb-2011

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Duke Snider

  • 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.
  • Usually assigned to center field, he spent most of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947–1962), later playing one season each for the New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964). Snider was named to the National League (NL) All-Star roster eight times and was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) runner-up in 1955.
  • In his 16 out of 18 seasons with the Dodgers, he helped lead the Dodgers to six World Series, with victories in 1955 and 1959.
  • He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. Snider was also an avocado grower.
  • He, along with a partner, had a 60-acre avocado farm south of Los Angeles.

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