Posted by Nate Goldman
on Tuesday, March 13th 2018:
In Reply to: Dodger Addresses posted by Elliot on Friday, March 9th 2018:
I always admired Duke Snider, and saw him play in person, in the 1956 World Series (game four at Yankee Stadium). I last saw him play in 1964 for the Mets, and I remember when he was honored one night, at a game. He made a very moving speech at that ceremony. Hence, I was shocked and dismayed, when The Duke pleaded guilty in 1995 to income tax evasion. It had be an absolute disgrace for him to have appeared publicly in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in downtown Brooklyn. The Duke stated that he made the biggest mistake of his career. Even the sentencing judge who had followed his career, felt sorry for him, when he sentenced him to two years probation, and a $5,000 fine. Unfortunately, it was not just The Duke who was involved, but also Willie McCovey, who was also convicted of income tax evasion. I don't want to get political, since politics is prohibited on this board. However, it burned the heck out of me, when I recently found out that Willie McCovey was pardoned by a certain former President of ours, but not Duke Snider. Both of them failed to report income from a 1989 Atlantic City autograph show. Hence, if Willie McCovey was pardoned, why wasn't Duke Snider also pardoned? Duke could still be pardoned posthumously, but I'm not aware of the procedure of getting that project started? Surely, Duke is deserving of a pardon!
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