Duke Snider

Duke Snider was born September 19, 1926.

Snider, a Hall of Fame centerfielder, played the bulk of his 18-year MLB career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. His power hitting helped the franchise win the World Series in 1955 and 1959.

He was the first National League player with five consecutive seasons of 40 home runs or more, including a career high of 43 in 1956 when the Dodgers won the pennant.

Snider finished his career with 407 home runs and a .295 batting average. The Dodgers have retired his No. 4. He passed away in 2011.

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