Beverly Snider: Duke Snider’s Wife

February 27, 2011

Meet Beverly Snider, she is Duke Snider’s wife. The terrible news about her husband’s death shattered the world of baseball and sports all over, he was a magnificent player and she was his eternal fan, best friend, loving wife and caring mother of their children. Check out the rest of this story to find out about his beautiful wife from our story below.

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Beverly’s husband was the 84 year old former MLB player and Hall of fame inductee. Born in Los Angeles, California, he started his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1947, joined the Mets in 1963 followed by his time with the San Francisco Giants the following year. After his retirement he became an analyst. Back in 1980 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in 2005 he had some trouble when he pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud. He died on February 27th, 2011 in Escondido, California due to natural causes, he was surrounded by his family at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family throughout this terrible time, especially with his children and his wife, who we will be getting to know better right now.

Well there isn’t much information around about Beverly, his lovely wife for over 63 years, that long? Yeap, that long, a lifetime some would say, but they share a lifetime of ever lasting love, trust and happiness.

Some time before the 1940’s, Mrs. Snider was known as Beverly Null, a beautiful strawberry blond girl studying at Compton High School in Compton, CA. She was the daughter of a sanitation engineer that dreamed about the handsome player, but it was her petite size that won his heart and so it was that on October 25, 1947 they got married. They had 4 beautiful children who gave them over 10 gorgeous grandchildren.

What else can you tell us about Beverly Snider? Would you like to send Duke Snider’s wife and her family a message?

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4 Responses to “Beverly Snider: Duke Snider’s Wife”

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    Stacy Says:

    Condolences to the family of this baseball great!

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    Jim Gutman Says:

    Duke Snider was my boyhood hero, the ball he was kind enough to autograph for me is one of my proudest possessions, and I know that his strong family ties were among the qualities that made him great. My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

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    Betty Ekmanian Smith Says:

    Having worked for the Dodgers during Duke’s career, found he and Bev were so down to earth and the happiest couple that I looked up to. Bev, Duke will always be alive in our hearts. My sincere condolences to you and the family.

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    Bill Birken Says:

    I just wanted to express my condolences to Beverly and the entire Snider family. Like many others Duke was the idol of my youth. Although we lived within a 15 minute walk to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, my father and I were hardcore Brooklyn fans and, of course, hated the Yanks. Duke was a man of great character and humility. His great smile and blue eyes would light up any room. He was a sweet ray of California sunshine on a overcast Brooklyn day.
    He was of truly heroic stature, with flaws that only made you love him more. Simply, he was a good man. There is no higher praise. Two stories.

    Erskine said that Duke could not show how great an outfielder he truly was, in the small confines of Ebbets Field. How true. In 1963, shortly after being traded to the Mets, I made a point to be in the Polo Grounds bleachers to watch Duke play centerfield against the Cards. It may have been Lou Brock, who hit a mammoth drive to deepest center field, about 440 feet away. At age 37, Duke made one of the best catches I’ve ever seen, going away. On another occasion, my friends and I went to a twi-nighter
    in Brooklyn, in 56 or 57. The second game against the Phillies went into extra innings, but we had to leave, it was a long Subway rode back to the Bronx. On a transistor in the train, another passenger reported that Duke had ended it with a HR off Dick Littlefield in the 14th. Oh, how I hated to miss it! I’ve probably got my facts wrong, but what I don’t have wrong, was Duke was the real thing, a hero in every way. We were all fortunate to have him, but especially you, Beverly. His love of you came through in everything he did. A kid couldn’t have had a better idol.
    Sincerely – Bill Birken