Even Hall of Famers whiff against the IRS

Baseball Hall of Famer Duke Snider, who passed away recently, once hit 40 home runs five years in a row. Playing center field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was routinely compared in the 1950s with two other New York centerfielders you may have heard of: Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. But in the 1990s, he wound up in the same category as Pete Rose, Darryl Strawberry, Willie McCovey, and several others — ballplayers who have run afoul of the IRS. He pled guilty to tax fraud for not reporting income earned at autograph and sports memorabilia shows. “We have choices to make in our lives,” Snider said. “I made the wrong choice.”

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