August 11, 1963 |
|September 22, 1988, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 29, 1989, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||6|
Van Voorhees Snider (born August 11, 1963 in Birmingham, AL) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds. He played parts of two seasons for them in 1988 and 1989. The Reds traded Jeff Montgomery to the Kansas City Royals for him on February 15, 1988 and he made his ML debut with them on September 2, 1988 against the Chicago Cubs. After the 1989 season he was traded to the New York Yankees along with Tim Leary for Hal Morris and minor leaguer Rodney Imes. He never again played at the major league level, although he continued to play in the minors until 1995.
Snider now enjoys a successful career as a Detective for the City of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, where he currently holds the rank of Corporal. Snider is also part of the DEU (Drug Enforcement Unit) which was established by the SPAN Chiefs and serves the local suburbs of Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights, Gates Mills, and Richmond Heights. The DEU also works in conjunction with other area narcotics units as well as the DEA in an attempt to combat the ever growing fight against the misuse of prescription and illegal drugs.
Snider is married to former Mayfield Heights councilwoman Diane Marzano Snider and has 6 children (5 girls, 1 boy).
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