After I created the 1973 coach card for Warren Spahn a few weeks ago, it got me interested in producing more cards for great players who coached during the decade.
Today I go with former Brooklyn Dodger all-time great Duke Snider, who
coached a bit in Montreal after his playing days were over.
Take a look:
After a Hall of Fame career between 1947 and 1964, mainly slugging his
way into the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers record books, Snider took on a
successful role as a play-by-play analyst for both the San Diego Padres
and Montreal Expos beginning in 1969 straight through to the late-80’s.
In between, during the 1974 and 1975 seasons, he was the Expos hitting coach, thus the 1974 card I produced for him here.
I remember that Bob Lemke did a 1975 version, so I figured the ‘74 would close out the Duke’s coaching tenure on cards.
If you like this idea check back in the future as I create cards for the likes of Vada Pinson, Willie Mays and Joe DiMaggio.