Death of Duke Snider

September 19, 1926 - February 27, 2011
Escondido, California | Age 84

Hall of Fame center fielder dies at 84
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BEN WALKER, The Associated Press

Duke Snider played center in Ebbets Field and stickball on the streets of Brooklyn. He was immortalized in a song recalling a golden era in baseball and was once part of one of the sport's great debates.

Snider, the Hall of Famer for the charmed "Boys of Summer" who helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn, died Sunday. He was 84.

"Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even...

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