Duke Snider was originally signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1943.
The Duke Of Flatbush played 18 Major League seasons and had a career batting average of .295. He belted 407 home runs and drove in 1,271
In 1955 Duke Snider was named the Sporting News National League Player Of The Year. He was runner up for the Most Valuable Player Award to his team mate Roy Campanella. Duke hit .309 with 42 homers and 136 runs batted in in 1955.
After the 1962 season, Duke Snider was sold to the New York Mets. He played his final season in 1964 for the San Francisco Giants.
Duke Snider is the last living Brooklyn Dodger who played in their one and only World Series Championship in 1955. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1980.