Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1951 Brooklyn Eagle Printing Plate of the Duke

At just 24-years of age, the young Snider had just finished his first great season as a Dodger. In 1950 he slashed a fantastic .321/.379/.553/.932 to become an All-Star and MVP candidate (coming in ninth place) for the first time. So naturally, a nice little raise was in order.

Featured above is a January 28, 1951 (link here) Brooklyn Eagle printing plate of Duke Snider that accompanies a story highlighting his signing of a new contract for the upcoming 1951 season. Here's the headline:
Snider Okays 1951 Dodger Pact; Figure Set at $15,000