Dodgers to honor late Duke Snider this season

The Dodgers will wear a patch in memory of Hall of Fame

outfielder Duke Snider throughout this season and will celebrate

his life on Aug. 9 at Dodger Stadium.

The patch will feature Snider’s No. 4 jersey and will be worn on

the Dodgers’ home, road and alternate Brooklyn uniforms at every

game starting Thursday, when the team opens the season against the

Giants. Snider’s number was retired in July 1980.

On Aug. 9, the Dodgers will give away a bobblehead of Snider to

the first 50,000 fans at their game against the Phillies. Snider’s

family will participate in a pregame ceremony honoring the

franchise’s all-time leading home run hitter.

Snider died in February at 84.