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Duke Snider on Opening Day 1947

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Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider played in his first Major League game in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was also the first big league game he ever saw. That day was also important in American History, and he tells why.

Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider played in his first Major League game in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was also the first big league game he ever saw. That day was also important in American History, and he tells why.

Duke Snider
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Snider in 1953
Center fielder
Born: September 19, 1926
Los Angeles, California
Died: February 27, 2011 (aged 84)
Escondido, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1964, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .295
Home runs 407
Runs batted in 1,333
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Inducted 1980
Vote 86.49% (eleventh ballot)
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