James Cory Snyder
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 185 lb.
- School Brigham Young University
- High School Canyon High School (Santa Clarita)
- Debut June 13, 1986
- Final Game August 10, 1994
- Born November 11, 1962 in Inglewood, CA USA
Cory Snyder was a member of the United States National Baseball Team at the 1983 Pan American Games and 1984 Olympics. He had a nine-year career in the major leagues, showing good power in his early years with the Cleveland Indians. He hit 3 home runs in a game twice, hit 2 home runs in a game 9 times, and had 4 grand slams.
He appeared along with Joe Carter on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1987. Many people point to this cover as a classic case of the "Sports Illustrated cover jinx". The Indians had a terrible year, going 61-101 despite the bright predictions by Sports Illustrated.
After managing in the independent leagues for 4 seasons, Snyder joined the Seattle Mariners' organization as a coach for the Jackson (TN) Generals in 2011-2013 and Tacoma Rainiers in 2014-2015. He managed the 2016 Pericos de Puebla to the team's second Mexican League title, 53 years after their first one. He was the first American to manage the LMB champion since Dan Firova in 2001. He managed the Chinatrust Brothers in the 2017 CPBL.
- 1985 Player of the Year Eastern League Waterbury Indians
- 1986 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1986-1988)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1987)
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|2007||St. George Roadrunners||Golden Baseball League||23-53||6th||Independent Leagues|
|2008||St. George Roadrunners||Golden Baseball League||43-45||6th||Independent Leagues|
|2009||St. George Roadrunners||Golden Baseball League||48-34||2nd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2010||Maui Na Koa Ikaika||Golden Baseball League||56-26||1st||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|