James Cory Snyder (born November 11, 1962) is an American former professional baseball right fielder. He played nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1986 to 1994 for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was well known for his powerful throwing arm and home run power. Snyder's overall career numbers were hurt due to injuries.[failed verification]
Snyder with the San Diego Surf Dawgs in 2008
|Born: November 11, 1962|
|June 13, 1986, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 10, 1994, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||488|
|Representing United States|
|1984 Los Angeles||Team|
|Pan American Games|
Snyder was a three-time All-American for Brigham Young University, and also a member of the 1983 BYU team (which at one point in the season was ranked No. 1). In his very first game with BYU, during his first three at-bats, he hit three home runs on three consecutive pitches.
In 1984, Snyder was on the first Olympic Baseball team for the United States, which earned a Silver Medal.
Snyder managed the Chinatrust Brothers baseball team of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) for two seasons (2017–18). Before coming to Taiwan, he managed Pericos de Puebla in the Mexican League, leading the team to their first LMB championship in 30 years as they defeated the Tijuana Toros 4 games to 2 in the Series of the Kings for the 2016 LMB title. He is only the fourth American manager to win Mexico's highest professional level baseball championship.
Snyder and his wife Tina have been married since 1985. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have six children, Ashley, Amberley, JC, Taylor, Aubrey, and Autumn. A film Walk. Ride. Rodeo. has been made about his daughter Amberley Snyder's journey back to professional barrel racing after a car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down.
- "Cory Snyder Statistics and History". "baseball-reference.com. Accessed on June 8, 2017.
- "Former Major Leaguer Cory Snyder to Manage Maui Team in Golden Baseball League".
- Rich Donnelly Named Rainiers Manager
- Schneider, R. (2006). Whatever Happened to "Super Joe"?: Catching Up with 45 Good Old Guys from the Bad Old Days of the Cleveland Indians. Gray & Company. p. 8. ISBN 9781598510270. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
- Schneider, R. (2006). Whatever Happened to "Super Joe"?: Catching Up with 45 Good Old Guys from the Bad Old Days of the Cleveland Indians. Gray & Company. p. 12. ISBN 9781598510270. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
- Ride On: Despite being paralyzed, Utah State's Snyder continues chasing rodeo dream
- Partially paralyzed Utah barrel racer's story to hit Netflix
| National League Player of the Month
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