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April 2, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Mets manager Gil Hodges collapses just minutes after completing a round of golf in West Palm Beach, Florida, and dies of a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestGil Hodges

Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
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