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Gil Hodges
Original name: Gilbert Raymond Hodges
Birth: Apr. 4, 1924
Death: Apr. 2, 1972

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. 

Cause of death: Heart Attack
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
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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Gil Hodges
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On this date 64 years ago -- Aug. 31, 1950 -- Gil Hodges went 5 for 6, including four homers and a single, scored five runs and drove in nine to power the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 19-3 rout of the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
- Ron
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Brooklyn/LA Dodger 1943, 1947-61...1955 WORLD CHAMPS...Rest in Peace
- Rodney Belcher
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014

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 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
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