Duke Snider

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (6)

  • Duke: I think Jim Edmonds plays center field somewhat like how I played center field, and I like to watch him play it.

  • Duke: We wept, Brooklyn was a lovely place to hit. If you got a ball in the air, you had a chance to get it out. When they tore down Ebbets Field, they tore down a little piece of me.

  • Duke: Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.

  • Duke: Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games.

  • Duke: What a player does best, he should practice least. Practice is for problems.

  • Duke: My high salary for one season was forty-six thousand dollars and a Cadillac.

Trivia (12)

  • In 1950 Duke along with Roy Campanella and Tommy Brown became the first trio of teammates each with a three-home run games in the same season.

  • Snider was an eight-time All-Star (1950-1956 and 1963).

  • Duke and his Dodger teammates won the 1955 World Series. It was the first in the teams history.

  • Snider won the 1955 Major League Player of the Year Award.

  • Snider had an 18-year Hall of Fame career for the Dodgers. He accumulated 99 stolen bases, 2,116 hits and 1,259 runs while playing in 2,143 total games. Duke had a career high 199 hits in 1954. He retired with a .540 slugging percentage and a .295 batting average.

  • Snider hit 40 or more home runs in 5 different seasons amassing a career total of 407. He hit 40 in 1954 and 1957, 42 in 1953 and 1955 and a career high 43 in 1956.

  • Duke had 198 hits in 1953.

  • Duke's last game was on October 3, 1964.

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