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Hall of Fame center fielder Duke Snider dies at 84
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2011 | BEN WALKER

Posted on 02/27/2011 12:39:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider has died. He was 84.

The former Brooklyn Dodgers star died early Sunday of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif.

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1 posted on 02/27/2011 12:39:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rest in Peace, Duke! One of the true great ones!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 02/27/2011 12:41:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mickey..Willie, and the Duke....


3 posted on 02/27/2011 12:42:16 PM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rest in peace.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 12:44:29 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh my gosh...my childhood hero...the Duke...my goal was to replace him in CF for Brooklyn (couldn’t hit the fastball)...love the ‘55 Dodgers...sad day for Brooklyn fans, of whom I’m the chairman of the board...RIP Duke, you brought yours truly many thrills as a kid...


5 posted on 02/27/2011 12:45:16 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: D. S.

Repose on the narrow mattress and find peace, wonderful peace.

6 posted on 02/27/2011 12:50:01 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When America was America!

Rest in Peace DUKE !


7 posted on 02/27/2011 12:50:08 PM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Say Hi to Mickey will ya?


8 posted on 02/27/2011 12:52:30 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once upon a time in one city there were three centerfielders. Their names were Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snider.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 12:52:56 PM PST by Beowulf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 12:55:03 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


11 posted on 02/27/2011 12:55:12 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Willie, Mickey and the Duke - three hall of fame centerfielders playing at the same time in the same city. Amazing.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 12:56:00 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Goodbye Duke. Now playing on the Field of Dreams.


13 posted on 02/27/2011 12:56:22 PM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Snider was slightly before my time, but I remember numerous stories about his ballplaying prowress, particularly from my father.

Rest in peace, Mr. Snider.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 12:59:52 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hear it one more time. Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey, and the Duke)
15 posted on 02/27/2011 1:05:27 PM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most polarizing issue among kids growing up in New York in the 1950’s in New York City was who was the better center fielder, Duke Snider or Willie Mays. There was Mays’ catch or the drive by Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series. Then there was Snider running up the center field wall the following year to save a game in Philadelphia.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 1:05:31 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Duke
17 posted on 02/27/2011 1:08:42 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Game Called. Across the field of play
the dusk has come, the hour is late.
The fight is done and lost or won,
the player files out through the gate.
The tumult dies, the cheer is hushed,
the stands are bare, the park is still.
But through the night there shines the light,
home beyond the silent hill.

Game Called. Where in the golden light
the bugle rolled the reveille.
The shadows creep where night falls deep,
and taps has called the end of play.
The game is done, the score is in,
the final cheer and jeer have passed.
But in the night, beyond the fight,
the player finds his rest at last.

Game Called. Upon the field of life
the darkness gathers far and wide,
the dream is done, the score is spun
that stands forever in the guide.
Nor victory, nor yet defeat
is chalked against the players name.
But down the roll, the final scroll,
shows only how he played the game.

-Grantland Rice


18 posted on 02/27/2011 1:12:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Duke of Flatbush, RIP


19 posted on 02/27/2011 1:13:48 PM PST by Whitebread
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What's my Line? Duke Snider
20 posted on 02/27/2011 1:24:45 PM PST by Dan B Cooper
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To: haroldeveryman
The most polarizing issue among kids growing up in New York in the 1950’s in New York City was who was the better center fielder, Duke Snider or Willie Mays.

"Willie Mays' glove is where triples go to die."

21 posted on 02/27/2011 1:37:09 PM PST by Publius
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To: ken5050
It was Willie, Mickey, and the Duke, in THAT order.

RIP, Duke.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 02/27/2011 1:39:48 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY; monkapotamus

Yeah Duke is straight outta of Compton like NWA and William Sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZi25Pq3T8


23 posted on 02/27/2011 1:46:39 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; monkapotamus

Yeah Duke is straight outta of Compton like NWA and William Sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZi25Pq3T8


24 posted on 02/27/2011 1:46:52 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

25 posted on 02/27/2011 1:46:53 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: ml/nj

Gawd, I know, I know..I’m mortified...a brain freeze..my only excuse..I did a half-marathon today..and I’m wiped out..sitting here tyrign to recover...


26 posted on 02/27/2011 1:58:54 PM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: ken5050
Hit, Hit for power, Throw, Catch, Run.

Willie was the best of them at all five.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 02/27/2011 2:06:46 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In the 50’s Duke was a very good ballplayer. Mays was better and Mantle was the best.

Too bad you left Brooklyn, Duke. RIP


28 posted on 02/27/2011 2:10:06 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man
Too bad you left Brooklyn, Duke.

You kidding? Even in retirement he wasn't about to go back there...

29 posted on 02/27/2011 2:13:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
>>>>>>You kidding? Even in retirement he wasn't about to go back there...

LOL I'll ignore that remark. I grew up a few miles from Ebbets Field and my Dad was a Dodger fan. The Bums came very close to staying in Brooklyn. Which wasn't a bad place in the 50's, even through the 60's. Thanks to the strongarm tactics of Robert Moses, Walter O'Malley was stifled in his efforts to build a new stadium for the Dodgers. Next stop, California.

30 posted on 02/27/2011 2:24:05 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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31 posted on 02/27/2011 2:26:15 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: All
New York Daily News article
32 posted on 02/27/2011 2:33:21 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Live long enough, and you’re a footnote that almost nobody remembers.

But it beats the alternative.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 2:39:47 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Publius

I remember the catch well. I watched it live after school on my 12 inch Philco.


34 posted on 02/27/2011 3:33:05 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: stylecouncilor

And 64 years of marriage to boot. What a guy.

RIP Duke Snider.


35 posted on 02/27/2011 5:09:45 PM PST by onedoug (If)
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To: Boston Blackie; EveningStar

I am so sad.
But it does my heart good to see so many FReepers and thousands of fans across the nation love my all-time favorite Dodger too.
Duke, I mourn your passing...


36 posted on 02/28/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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