Tuesday, March 15, 2016

1955 Topps #210: Duke Snider, Brooklyn Dodgers, OF

     Duke Snider was selected to his 6th consecutive All-Star team in 1955, leading the National League in RBI (136) and Runs (126), as well as placing second in NL MVP voting.  On top of personal achievements, Duke Snider's 9th MLB season was extra special because it would bring his 1st World Series title--and against the Yankees.  He had already been a part of three World Series losses to the Yankees in 1949, 1952, and 1953.  Snider's '55 World Series performance was marked by a .320 Batting Avg, 7 RBI, and 4 HR's.  He would get to the World Series again in 1956, but wouldn't win another ring until the Dodger's 2nd season in Los Angeles in 1959.  Duke Snider was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1980.

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