Gil Hodges

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges Full Name: Gil Hodges
Nationality: American

Profession: MLB First Baseman
Why Famous: Generally considered the MLB's most outstanding first baseman in the 1950s. He was exceptional defensively, winning the first three Gold Glove Awards. In 1969, he managed the New York Mets to the World Series title over the Baltimore Orioles, one of the greatest upsets in history.

Born: April 4, 1924
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, USA

Died: April 2, 1972 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1948-12-26 MLB player Gil Hodges (24) weds Joan Lombardi

Historical Events in the Life of Gil Hodges

  • 1950-08-31 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves
  • 1957-08-01 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)
  • 1958-04-23 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
  • 1960-08-22 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
  • 1968-09-24 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
  • 1972-06-10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

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