Sunday, February 27, 2011
RIP, Duke Snider
Saddened just now to read about the passing of Brooklyn Dodgers Great, Duke Snider. An early rival of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays in New York, Snider was at the core of a nucleus of Hall of Famers that lead Brooklyn to its only championship in 1955. The Duke was a copmpetitor of the utmost class and charecter and every time another one of icon liek him passes, I'm reminded of the fact that the game as it stands today continues to look less like a game and more like an industry. There may have been (and will be) better players, but there was ever only one Duke.