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Topic - Duke Snider
The family of Duke Snider is planning a private memorial service on March 12 for the Hall of Fame baseball player.
He was one of the greats of one of baseball's greatest eras, when the game was America's only real pastime and a trio of players who would later be memorialized in song patrolled center field in New York's iconic ballparks.
Duke Snider played center in Ebbets Field and stickball on the streets of Brooklyn. He was immortalized in a song recalling a golden era in baseball and was once part of one of the sport's great debates.
To his mother, he was Ed. To everyone else, he was "The Duke of Flatbush" _ revered by a borough of baseball fans and forever remembered in a song that romanticized a most golden era.
Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame center fielder for the charmed "Boys of Summer" who helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn, died early Sunday of what his family called natural causes. He was 84.
"As the years went by, [Ebbets Field's] mystique only grew, as did the aura of the men who played there and the fans who adored them. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers live on."
"I remember the first time I met him. It's almost like you're meeting a god, a baseball hero for all of us," he said.