The Dodgers family and our fans mourn the passing of Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider, one of the greatest players in our proud franchise history. The “Duke of Flatbush” was among the most feared hitters during his 16 seasons with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947-1962), playing on a pair of World Championship teams (1955 and 1959) and in six World Series overall.
“Duke was one of the truly legendary Dodgers who made his mark first in Brooklyn and then in his hometown, Los Angeles,” Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said. “I had the pleasure of spending time with him on several occasions and he was a truly wonderful man. I’m so glad that we were able to keep him as an active part of the Dodger family over the past several years. The entire Dodger organization is deeply saddened by his loss and our heartfelt thoughts are with Beverly and his family.”
Funeral arrangements are pending. The Dodgers invite fans to express their condolences and share memories of the legend in comments below.