Many children work hard to please their parents, but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us, not about me. That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
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Well, I know that I’ll never forget that, but also I won’t forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn’t a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice.
|Birth:||4th April, 1924|
|Death:||2nd April, 1972|
Gil Hodges was born in Princeton, Indiana, USA. He was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and manager who played most of his 18-year career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982. He was an All-Star for eight seasons and a Gold Glove Award winner for three consecutive seasons. He was the National League leader in double plays four times and in putouts, assists and fielding percentage three times each. He also managed the New York Mets to the 1969 World Series title, one of the greatest upsets in Fall Classic history.
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