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 Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges

Original Name Gilbert Raymond
Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Apr 1972 (aged 47)
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot St. Catherine Section, Range B, Lot 191/193
Memorial ID 487 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 487
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gil Hodges (4 Apr 1924–2 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 487, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .