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|
James Cory Snyder (born November 11, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1986 to 1994. Snyder's best season came in 1987 with the Indians when he hit 33 home runs and had 82 runs batted in. He was well known for his powerful throwing arm and home run power. Snyder's overall career numbers were hurt due to injuries.
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.
Currently he is the manager of the Chinatrust Brothers baseball team of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League). Before coming to Taiwan, he managed Pericos de Puebla in the Mexican League, leading the team to their first LIga Mexican Beisbol 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.
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