Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Thinking about those years and big names of baseball that come to mind, Duke is there, of course, but also Gil Hodges, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. I guess the heavy influence of the Yankees and Dodgers in my early years is pretty evident here.
Duke Snyder died on February 27, 2011, at age 84. He had a good life. Because people remember him with affection and awe, he will live on forever.