A very sad day for those who remain of the Brooklyn Dodgers fan base as the Duke of Flatbush has passed away at the age of 84. Not only is it sad that Snider has passed, but he was also the last remaining regular of the Boys of Summer.

Snider was like most of the Brooklyn Dodgers keeping a residence in Brooklyn during the season. Snider and Pee Wee Reese lived in Bay Ridge Brooklyn on the same block as my godparents.

Everyone who lived in Brooklyn during The Era has some kind of Dodger story

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter


  1. Wow, I did not realize that Duke was the last one. I having grown up in a family of Brooklyn Dodger fans have heard a million stories about all of them. My uncle was the Duke Snider fan, my father the Campy man of the family, to this day, my dads’ screen names and e-mail addresses always include the number 39. My mother never told me who her favorite player was as a Dodger. I only know Jerry Grote as her favorite, of course, he was not a Dodger, but it is not a stretch to see how I became a Mets’ fan…did I have any other choice?

  2. Rest in peace, Duke. You were a great one.

  3. Jay Baumann says:

    Good bye Duke , you were my boyhood idol .

Speak Your Mind



The Mets are looking great this year and The Eddie Kranepool Society keeps you up to date on the good bad and the ugly. If you are looking for Mets Tickets, you must visit Coast To Coast Tickets for all your ticket needs. CTC carries MLB Tickets as well as some of the best priced Concert Tickets on the web and don't forget they also carry Yankees Tickets.

Visit BangTheBook.Com for daily free MLB Mets Picks and gameday previews, also join the baseball handicapping discussion in the forum or track your plays in our sports monitor.