Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Duke Snider, 1926-2011

Bill Madden: "With his passing, all the regulars — catcher Roy Campanella, first baseman Gil Hodges, second baseman Junior Gilliam, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, third baseman Billy Cox, right fielder Carl Furillo and Jackie Robinson -- of those star-crossed Dodger teams that won six National League pennants but just one World Series in Brooklyn from 1947-57 — are now gone. Of them, Robinson, Reese and Campanella are also enshrined in Cooperstown."

A thoughtful essay by Pos is here.