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Snider was Duke to all

Singer-songwriter Terry Cashman recalled to USA Today the time when he spoke to Edwin ``Duke''  Snider about his famous nickname.

``Duke said to me that I had to thank his uncle,"  said Cashman, who made the ``Willie, Mickey and the Duke''  phrase into a baseaball  ballad. "He said, 'My uncle was the guy that gave me the nickname.'  Otherwise, you would have had to call the song, ``Willie, Mickey and the Edwin.'' 

Snider died Sunday at 84.

 

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