Jerry Snyder

1957 Topps

Snyder spent parts of seven seasons playing for the Washington Senators. He came up in 1952 and appeared in 36 games, hitting .158 in 57 at bats. He hit .339 the following year in 29 games and drove in a career-high 17 runs in 1954. Snyder continued to serve as a reserve for Washington for the next three years. He only played in six games for the Senators in 1958, which would mark the end of his big-league run. He continued playing in the minor leagues until 1961. For his career, Snyder hit .230 with three home runs.


Jerry Snyder – career stats 

I learned after I got the letter back that the picture on Snyder’s 1957 Topps baseball card is actually of Ed Fitz Gerald who we featured in 2017. According to his Wikipedia post, Snyder used to sign the 1957 Topps “this isn’t me.” Unfortunately he did not do this for us. As far as I know, this is Snyder pictured on a 1954 Bowman.

1954 Bowman

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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