Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest
No. 5: Duke Snider (101 first-place votes, 57,731 points)
Snider was a Dodger, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, for 16 of his 18 years in the majors. A Hall of Fame member, the eight-time All-Star helped the Dodgers to six
"He was an extremely gifted talent and his defensive abilities were often overlooked because of playing in a small ballpark, Ebbets Field," Vin Scully said after Snider's death in 2011. "When he had a chance to run and move defensively, he had the grace and the abilities of DiMaggio and Mays and of course, he was a World Series hero that will forever be remembered in the borough of Brooklyn. Although it's ironic to say it, we have lost a giant."