On Tuesday, it's full blown Duke Snider day at the Dodger Stadium. Actually something I wish I could get down to Southern California to see. Not only will fans get a rather impressive looking bobblehead doll of the Duke of Flatbush, but Snider's Hall of Fame Plaque is on loan from Cooperstown and is available for fan photos in Autograph Alley in Lot G. (from 5:10 pm to 6:30 pm). Additionally, Duke's family will be on hand for pre-game ceremonies that will honor the Hall of Famer and his family. Hopefully Vin Scully will be involved. It would be well worth it to be in your seats early for the pre-game ceremony and tribute to Duke Snider.
I recommend this fantastic blog piece on Duke Snider, written by Linda over at the Beyond Blue Eyes blog. I'd say it was probably the best piece I read on the Duke after he passed away
Here are a few Duke Snider quotes that I thought were worthy of mention.
On the modern day player and their higher salaries: