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Zimmer reflects on passing of Duke Snider



Don Zimmer reflected on the passing of former Dodgers teammate Duke Snider:

“Mickey (Mantle), Duke and (Willie) Mays, they were great players in one town. Duke never got the credit for being the outfielder that (Willie) Mays and Mantle were. Firts of all, it was a small ballpark, Ebbetts Field. And Duke was a great outfielder and a great player. What can I say - I played with him for five years. ... He was a great centerfielder and a great hitter. As a friend, I had a lot of good times with him. (Johnny) Podres and I and Duke, we spent many hours at night over a beer or something. Duke liked the horses like I did. … He was a great guy. They’re all passing away. There’s not many left. I’m still standing, I don’t know for how long.’’


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:15am]


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