Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Duke Snider RIP+

Hall of Fame Great Duke Snider passed away this last week. I've been meaning to comment on the fact, but have not had the time to do so. The Hall of Fame run down on his career is here.

I heard him speak once at some sort of a banquet. I can't remember now what or when it was. He seemed like a class act. He got some flack a while back because he had to plead guilty to income tax evasion because he failed to report income from some baseball card show appearances and memorabilia sales. What largely wasn't reported was that the IRS was largely on a witch hunt, and the income he failed to report was totally donated to needy families. So, he ended up paying taxes on income that never went into his pocket to begin with.

No good deed ever goes unpunished.

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