The Brooklyn Dodgers, The Original America's Team: The Jewel of Flatbush - The Duke Snider Story (1996)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film, narrated by Roger Kahn, tells the story of Duke Snider, the great center fielder for the Dodgers, who went on to finish his baseball career with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. During the 1950's, Duke Snider hit more home runs(326) and had more runs batted in (1,031) than any other major league baseball player. The always flamboyant Snider was part of the Dodgers club when it won seven National League pennants and two World Series. The documentary follows Snider's long running rivalry with two other great New York center fielders of the day: Willy Mays and Mickey Mantle. Archival footage of games will thrill the baseball fan. There is a rare interview about Duke Snider with Mickey Mantle, along with anecdotes from other ball players as well as the Duke himself.

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