Cory Snyder

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James Cory Snyder is a retired American professional baseball right fielder. He was the fourth overall pick in the 1984 draft and played for the Cleveland Indians (1986–1990), Chicago White Sox (1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1991), San Francisco Giants (1992), and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1993–1994) for the total of nine seasons. He had played college ball for Brigham Young University where he was a three-time All-American. He also played collegiate summer baseball for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame in 2003.

In 1984, Snyder was on the first United States Olympic baseball team, which won a silver medal. He also competed in the 1983 Pan American Games.

Snyder enjoyed a baseball coaching career. He managed the Golden Baseball League’s St. George Roadrunners (2007–2009), the North American League’s Na Koa Ikaika Maui (2010), the Mexican League’s Pericos de Puebla (won the 2016 LMB Championship), and the Chinese Professional Baseball League’s Chinatrust Brothers (2017–2018). Previously he was also a minor league hitting instructor for the Seattle Mariners.

Snyder is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Tina, are the parents of six children, including Amberley Snyder.