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Duke Snider On His 1st Day as a Major League Baseball Rookie

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Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Edwin “Duke” Snider was a rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Not only was it his first game in the majors, it was the first Major League game he ever saw. In this episode recorded in 1987, Snider recalls that day and his rookie teammate, Jackie Robinson. Duke Snider was 84 when he passed away in 2011.

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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