Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#403 - 1984 United States Baseball Team: Cory Snyder

What a card: Aside from the Mark McGwire card, this is probably the most memorable card in the subset. Cory Snyder is the 11th future major leaguer featured so far.

My observation on the front: A lot of the players in this set look like newbies, but not Snyder. He looks like he's been playing for years.

More opinion from me: Snyder ended his career with the Dodgers and I'll always remember him for leading the league in strikeouts in his first year with the team in 1993.

Something you might know: Snyder emerged as a top rookie for the Indians, finishing fourth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1986. He hit some home runs, threw out some runners, fanned at some fastballs, but might be most known for appearing on the Sports Illustrated cover with Joe Carter in which SI declared the Indians the best team in the AL for 1987. They finished dead last.

Something you might not know: Snyder's daughter, Amberley, was paralyzed after being thrown from her vehicle in a car accident. But even though she can't move her legs, she later returned to rodeo competition, barrel racing in the College National Finals last year.

My observation on the back: Nothing but .400s on the back of that card.

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steelehere said...

My Cory Snyder as a Dodger memory was him having a career day against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and hitting three home runs and driving in seven runs in one game.

Brian said...

Look at his career college stats in terms of one complete MLB season. Wow.