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Hall of Famer "Duke" Snider passes at age 84


Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon

Duke Snider

Baseball Hall of Fame member Duke Snider, who lived in Fallbrook for more than 50 years, passed away Feb. 27 at the Valle Vista convalescent home in Escondido. He was 84.

"Sad day for Fallbrook," said Bob Lucy, who headed the Duke Snider-Upper Deck Home Run Derby which took place at Fallbrook High School's baseball field from 2001 through 2006. "Just a really good man and a good friend of Fallbrook baseball."

Snider spent 18 years in the major leagues but was also involved with local sports in Fallbrook. "He was just active with all the high school athletic teams," said former Fallbrook H...

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