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RIP Duke Snider

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  2. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    RIP to a great one. Way before my time obviously, but I grew up in San Diego listening to Jerry Coleman on the radio...Coleman wasn't a great, but he played with a lot of greats, and he always had a story to tell about these guys.

    He's doing it again today with the Duke. Another big part of baseball history passes on.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Who is left from the Boys of Summer? T'ain't many.
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    The story says he was the last one.
  5. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    According to the story, Snider was the last surviving regular. Not sure if that means there are others left or not...maybe that qualification means there's still a pitcher or backup out there somewhere.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Don Henley's love remains strong.
  7. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Somewhere, Zeke just grabbed a knife and doesn't know why.

    RIP to a great one.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Carl Erskine is a pitcher but he's still alive. Had a chapter in the book too.
  9. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Which probably explains the "regular" hedge.

    Thanks, DJ.
  10. Upper Tupper

    Upper Tupper Member

    Am I understanding from the article that it took 16 years before he was inducted into the HOF?
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Appears that he got just 17 percent on his first time on the ballot, and had to slowly build from there. Batted .295 with 407 home runs, and my suspicion is that voters of the era were very focused on milestones.

    Too bad there wasn't an SportsJournalists.com in 1970. Would have loved to go back in the archives and read the: "Duke Snider: Hall of Famer"? thread.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Just think of the "impeach Nixon" liberal threads.
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