The Duke of Flatbush, Edwin Snider, remembered by TV producer Bruce Nash
By April MacIntyre Feb 28, 2011, 19:42 GMT
Here\'s a hot off the presses tribute poem for the late Edwin "Duke of Flatbush" Snider from Bruce Nash of NASH Entertainment, who brings us the high energy "Top 20 Most Shocking" TV shows.
Here's a hot off the presses tribute poem for the late Edwin "Duke of Flatbush" Snider from Bruce Nash of NASH Entertainment, who brings us the high energy "Top 20 Most Shocking" TV shows.
Nash's recent television projects include the truTV series “Top 20 Most Shocking,” “Most Shocking,” and “Most Daring”; “Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed” for MyNetworkTV; “Moments of Impact” for Discovery Channel; “World’s Most Amazing Videos” for Spike TV; and “Amazing Sports Stories” for Fox Sports Net.
Previous hits of his include “For Love or Money,” “Meet My Folks,” “Who Wants To Marry My Dad?” “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?“ and “Outback Jack.”
Mr. Nash sends Monsters and Critics his sports' themed poems occasionally, and his most recent was for the Super Bowl: READ
Edwin Donald Snider
The baseball star was born on September 19, 1926, Los Angeles, California. Mr. Snider died on February 27, 2011, at his home in Escondido, California
The center fielder played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1957), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-1962), New York Mets (1963), San Francisco Giants (1964) and was elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1980
Historians penned that Snider had a "picture-perfect swing," and was the biggest bat featured in the Brooklyn Dodgers' lineup of the 1950s.
According to his official biography, Mr. Snider powered 40 or more homers five consecutive times, and led all batters in home runs and RBIs during the '50s.
As he was known, "The Duke of Flatbush" hit four homers in two different World Series (1952 and '55), clouting a total of 11 Series home runs and 26 Series RBIs
Mr. Snider was a boyhood hero to many.
Below please find a tribute sent to Monsters and Critics to Duke Snider from the desk of Bruce Nash, NASH Entertainment:
Great kings we have hailed
Before queens we have kneeled
But a Duke reigned supreme
O'er the kingdom of Ebbets Field.
April MacIntyre is Monsters and Critics' smallscreen and people/celebrity editor who loves clever showrunners. You can follow her on Twitter