COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The family of Duke Snider is planning a private memorial service on March 12 for the Hall of Fame baseball player.

Snider died of natural causes last weekend in Escondido, Calif. He was 84.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fallbrook Union High School’s baseball program in California.

Through the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Snider family has conveyed its gratitude and appreciation for the public’s support since Snider’s death.

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