George Snyder – Policeman and Baseball Player

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Born:  September 28, 1848
Died:  August 2, 1905
Plot: Section 21, Lot 118
George Snyder was a member of the 1882 Philadelphia Athletics during their first season in the newly formed American Association league. Baseball records show he was a pitcher playing under the guidance of player/manager George “Juice” or “Jumbo” Latham. It seems his baseball career was very short. He pitched one game for the Athletics, the last of the season, on September 30, against the Baltimore Orioles at the now defunct Newington Park Stadium in Baltimore. Philadelphia won the game 6 to 3.The Athletics ended the season in third place; the Orioles ended the season in last place.
George Snyder died on August 2, 1905. According to the Philadelphia Death Certificate Index, at the time of his death, George was a widow and his occupation was listed as policeman. He was buried at Mount Moriah on August 5, 1905.

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