|First baseman / Third baseman|
Born: May 6, 1976|
New Britain, Connecticut
|April 28, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Cleveland Indians|
Last MLB appearance
|August 18, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||4|
Earl Clifford Snyder (born May 6, 1976 in New Britain, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball player who played in the Major Leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. In his short time in the majors, Snyder played first base, third base, and designated hitter, but in the minors, he played third, first, outfield, shortstop, two games at designated hitter, and one game at second base.
The 6'0", 207 pound Snyder attended Plainville High School in Connecticut and attended the University of Hartford, where he played college baseball for the Hawks. While in college, he played for the Middletown Giants and Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He was drafted in the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft in the 36th round by the New York Mets, but only reached the Triple-A level with them.
On December 13,
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After playing the 2002 season with both the Indians and Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, Snyder was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox on January 17, 2003. He was an IL All-Star and an IL postseason All-Star in
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