Cory Snyder

Cory Snyder
Snyder with the San Diego Surf Dawgs in 2008
Right fielder
Born: (1962-11-11) November 11, 1962
Inglewood, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 13, 1986, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 1994, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 149
Runs batted in 488

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.[1]

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 Golden Baseball League's St. George Roadrunners from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, he managed the Na Koa Ikaika Maui, who play in the North American League.[2]

Snyder served as a coach for the Tacoma Rainiers, a Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.[3]

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.


Preceded by
Félix José
National League Player of the Month
June, 1992
Succeeded by
Brett Butler

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