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MLB: Former Dodger Duke Snider dies at 84

In this Oct. 2, 1955, file photo, fans and teammates applaud Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider (4) after his fifth-inning home run against the New York Yankees in a World Series baseball game in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was Snider's second homer of the game. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)

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In this Oct. 2, 1955, file photo, fans and teammates applaud Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider (4) after his fifth-inning home run against the New York Yankees in a World Series baseball game in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was Snider's second homer of the game. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed "Boys of Summer" with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)

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  • In this March 1959 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Duke Snider poses for a photo during baseball spring training. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this Oct. 2, 1955, file photo, fans and teammates applaud Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider (4) after his fifth-inning home run against the New York Yankees in a World Series baseball game in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was Snider's second homer of the game. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this August 1962, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Duke Snider poses at a baseball game, location not known. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo)
  • In this July 6, 1980, file photo, former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Duke Snider, right, accepts a jersey with his No. 4, retired by the Dodgers, from club president Peter O'Malley at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this Sept. 21 1954, file photo, some of the players in the race for the National League baseball batting title that season pose in New York. From left are New York Giants' Willie Mays, Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider, and Giants' Don Mueller, right. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)
  • In this Oct. 8, 1959, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry, left, and center fielder Duke Snider embrace in the dressing room after the Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox to win the baseball World Series at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo.File)
  • In a photo provided by the Los Angeles Dodgers, former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Duke Snider poses with Don Mattingly at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in this recent but undated photo. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Dodgers, Jon SooHoo)
  • In this May 10, 2006, file photo, Former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Duke Snider waves to fans prior to the Dodgers' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
  • In this Oct. 6, 1952, file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider is greeted by the batboy on his second homer of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the New York Yankees at Ebbets Field in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)

Former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Duke Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed 'Boys of Summer' with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)

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