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.
Duke was listed at 6'0" and 190 lbs.
Duke threw right, but batted left.
Dukes baseball nickname was "The Silver Fox."
On May 30, 1950 Duke hit three consecutive home runs vs. Philadelphia.
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.