By: Michael Ganci

Gil Hodges Died 44 Years Ago Today


Former Mets’ player and manager Gil Hodges died on this date in 1972. He also played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.

As a Met, Hodges had just 149 at-bats across the 1962 and 1963 seasons, hitting .248 with nine homers and 20 RBI. His time as a manger for the Amazins’ was much more memorable. In four years as Mets’ manager, he was 339-309. That included a 100-win season and a World Championship with the Miracle Mets of 1969.

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About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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