Sunday, February 27, 2011

Former Dodger Passed at 84

Donald "Duke" Snider, retired center fielder for the Brooklyn and L.A. Dodgers died on Sunday. He was 84 years old.

Snider is remembered as having one of the highest RBI and homerun counts of the '50s. His uniform number, 4, was retired in honor of him. The Dodgers have called him one of "the game's more feared hitters." Besides being known as one of the Dodger's best outfielders, he is also remembered as a broadcaster for the Montreal Expos, as well as a batting coach.

Snider has also been compared to other memorable outfielders, such as Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle. Says Vin Scully, retired Dodgers broadcaster, "He was a World Series hero that will forever be remembered in the borough of Brooklyn."

-CNN News

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