Duke Snider Biography

( 1926 - )
August 29, 2019
First published on:August 29, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Duke Snider

Date of Birth: 1926, September 19
Age: 93 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Famous Name Duke Snider
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Net Worth $2 million
Salary Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Currently Married Dead
Married to Beverly Snider

Duke Snider was a professional American baseball player who spent most of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Besides, he also played for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants.

Besides, this 8 times All-Star roster, Duke, was married to Beverly Null until he died in the year 2011. Beverly, who is also known as Bev is currently living as the widow of her beloved husband Duke.

Duke Snider Net Worth in 2019; How much does he earn?

Duke Snider had an estimated net worth of $2 million. Besides, his annual salary as per a report published on baseball.knoj.com is $50,000 per year in 1956. Besides, as the player of New York Mets, Duke had an annual salary of $36,000 per year in 1963.

However, in terms of money, Duke Snider was apparently undervalued when compared to his two New York rivals Mickey Mantle, whose annual salary was not less than $100,00 and Willie Mays whose annual salary was $165,000

However, today's salary for a baseball player is quite huge. MLB star Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, for example, currently earns an average of $27,500,000 per year.

Duke Snider Personal Life; Know About his Wife and Children

Duke Snider was married to his beautiful wife, Beverly Null in 1947. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding marriage on the internet. Besides, social media and the internet were not developed during his time of marriage. Hence, we currently don't have any information regarding the marriage.

Duke Snider with his wife Bev SOURCE: MLB news

Likewise, the duo is survived by four children. The eldest of them all was son Kevin Snider, then daughter Pam Chodola, after that son Kurt Snider and daughter Dawana Amino.

Duke Snider with his wife Bev and first son SOURCE: YouTube

Besides, there are no rumors of Duke dating any other women in his entire life. He was committed to a single woman only till he died.

Know about the Death of Duke Snider

Snider died on February 27, 2011, at age 84 of an undisclosed illness at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, California. He was the last living Brooklyn Dodger who was on the field for the final out of the 1955 World Series.

Duke Snider tax fraud controversy

In the year 1995, Duke and his business partner, Willie McCovey, who was also a professional baseball player, were found guilty by the court of law. They pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud charges. As per his wiki, they had failed to report income from sports card shows and memorabilia sales.

Duke Snider Early Life and Family

Duke Snider was born on September 19, 1926, in Los Angeles, California as Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider. Besides, there is no information regarding his family background and educational qualification.

Duke Snider in his '30s SOURCE: YouTube

Apart from that, Duke was an American citizen and he was of white ethnicity. Likewise, Snider was nicknamed "Duke" by his father at age 5.

Duke Snider Professional Career

Duke Snider had a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers during their spring training in 1947. He had to fight in the opening match on April 17 and struck a single. Duke played 39 more matches that season and became a friend of Jackie Robinson's before being sent to the St. Paul team in early July.

Usually beating third in the lineup, Snider set impressive offensive numbers. He hit 40 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons (1953–1957) and, between 1953 and 1956, averaged 42 home runs, 124 RBIs, 123 runs and a batting average of 3.320.


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