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The Duke Of Flatbush

How about a little baseball nostalgia!

Duke Snider was a graceful center fielder with a picture-perfect swing, Duke Snider was the biggest bat in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ potent lineup of the 1950s. He hit 40 or more homers five consecutive times and led all batters in home runs and RBIs during the ’50s. The Duke of Flatbush hit four homers in two different World Series (1952 and ’55), clouting a total of 11 Series home runs and 26 Series RBIs. I think players of this era embodied what a sports figure should be. Duke passed away this year and I just wanted to pay tribute to someone I have always idolized and respected.

Note:

If you are interested in watching a great documentary on baseball and its emergence as the American pastime I recommend Ken Burns documentary “Baseball”. There is plenty of great 1950’s baseball showcased in this documentary.

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