Cache is placed at the Russ Snyder baseball museum which is housed in the old schoolhouse in Oak with the permission one of the museums curators. The museum has some memorabilia of Russ' playing days in the majors as well as of the Oak A's fast pitch softball team. The museum also houses many items of the early days of Oak and the Oregon Trail and many of the original furnishings from the Oak barber shop. The museum basement is available for party rental and there is camping hookups behind the building. The mueseum is open for tours by appointment only so if you would like a tour call ahead at (402-225-9904)
Russell Henry Snyder was born June 22, 1934 in Oak, Nebraska and was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees in 1953. Russ made it to the majors in 1959 with the Kansas City Athletics and went on to have a 12 year career as an outfielder for the Kansas City Athletics (1959–60), Baltimore Orioles (1961–67), Chicago White Sox (1968), Cleveland Indians (1968–69) and Milwaukee Brewers (1970).
He helped the Orioles win the 1966 World Series as a starting outfielder.
He finished 3rd in voting for 1959 American League Rookie of the Year for playing in 73 Games and having 243 At Bats, 41 Runs, 76 Hits, 13 Doubles, 2 Triples, 3 Home Runs, 21 RBI, 6 Stolen Bases, 19 Walks, .313 Batting Average, .367 On-base percentage, .420 Slugging Percentage, 102 Total Bases and 3 Sacrifice Hits.
In 12 seasons he played in 1,365 Games and had 3,631 At Bats, 488 Runs, 984 Hits, 150 Doubles, 29 Triples, 42 Home Runs, 319 RBI, 58 Stolen Bases, 294 Walks, .271 Batting Average, .325 On-base percentage, .363 Slugging Percentage, 1,318 Total Bases, 57 Sacrifice Hits, 23 Sacrifice Flies and 10 Intentional Walks.