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Gil Hodges
Original name: Gilbert Raymond Hodges
Birth: Apr. 4, 1924
Gibson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1972
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. A right handed first baseman, he is credited with implementing the "in the vicinity play," the tactic in which a player runs off the base while catching the ball so as to give the appearance of completing the out. After his retirement as a player he became field manager of the New York Mets and led them to their first World Championship, beating the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 Series. He died during Spring Training prior to the 1972 Baseball Season. 
Family links: 
  Charles Piram Hodges (1901 - 1957)
  Irene K Horstman Hodges

Cause of death: Heart Attack
Holy Cross Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: St. Cathrine Section, Range B, Lot 191/193
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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In honored remembrance for your valiant service for our great Nation during World War II as a United Stated Marine and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. May your service not have been in vain.SEMPER FIDELIS!
- Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USAFR (RET)
 Added: Jul. 27, 2015
World Championship Teams: 1955, 1959
- David K. Anderson
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
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 Added: May. 18, 2015
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