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Baseball commissioner Ford Frick, an ex-newspaperman himself, refused to defend Passarella. He was the major leagues' outstanding first baseman in the 1950s, with teammate Duke Snider being the only player to have more home runs or during the decade. The origin of the discrepancy between his birth name of Hodge and the name by which he became well-known is unclear; however, the family name was Hodges … Hodges was an eight-time All-Star, from 1949–55 and in 1957. Robinson himself died of a heart attack approximately six months later on October 24, 1972 at age 53.  With this, and what's happened to Campy (Roy Campanella) and lot of other guys we played with, it scares you. Check out our most anticipated streaming picks. In addition, part of Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn is named Gil Hodges Way. In 1956 he had 32 home runs and 87 RBI as Brooklyn won the pennant again, and once more met the Yankees in the World Series. His 1,281 career assists ranked second in league history to Fred Tenney's 1,363, and trailed only Ed Konetchy's 1,292 among all right-handed first basemen.
Hodges was named The Sporting News' Manager of the Year. In 1968 Hodges was brought back to manage the perennially woeful Mets, and while the team only posted a 73-89 record it was nonetheless the best mark in their seven-year existence. Hodges was survived by his wife, the former Joan Lombardi (born 1926 in Brooklyn), whom he had married on December 26, 1948, and their children Gil Jr. (born March 12, 1950), Irene, Cynthia and Barbara. Snider broke his NL record of 1,137 career strikeouts in 1964. Hodges had suffered a sudden heart attack and was rushed to the Good Samaritan Hospital where he died within 20 minutes of arrival.  In November 2011, Hodges became a Golden Era candidate (1947 to 1972 era) for consideration to be elected to the Hall of Fame by the new Golden Era Committee on December 5, 2011. Hodges received the first three Gold Glove Awards presented, from 1957 to 1959. In addition, his career batting average of .273 was likely frowned on by many Hall of Fame voters in his early years of eligibility; at the time of his death, only five players had ever been elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America with batting averages below .300 – all of them catchers or shortstops, and only one (Rabbit Maranville) who had an average lower than Hodges' or who had not won an MVP award. GIL HODGES: THE QUIET MAN – NEW SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, Marino Amoruso, an award-winning filmmaker and author has written and directed over 50 films.  The American flag flew at half-staff on opening day at Shea Stadium, while the Mets wore black armbands on their left arms during the entire 1972 season in honor of Hodges.
Hodges was also inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982. Gil Hodges, and the 1969 Mets by Comfortably Zoned. Denk je dat dit item auteursrechten schendt? Hodges batted .273 in his career with a .487 slugging average, 1,921 hits, 1,274 RBI, 1,105 runs, 295 doubles and 63 stolen bases in 2,071 games. He held the National League (NL) record for career home runs by a right-handed hitter from 1960 to 1963, with his final total of 370 briefly ranking tenth in major league history; he held the NL record for career grand slams from 1957 to 1974. On April 4, 1978 (what would have been Hodges' 54th birthday), the Marine Parkway Bridge, connecting the Marine Park area of Brooklyn with the Rockaways in Queens, was renamed the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge in his memory.  The latter fact may have been partially due to his having many of his best seasons (1950–51, 1954, 1957) in years when the Dodgers did not win the pennant. Some observers have also suggested that his death in 1972 removed him from public consciousness, whereas other ballplayers – including numerous Dodger greats – were in the public eye for years afterward, receiving the exposure which assist in their election. He anchored the infield on six pennant winners, and remains one of the most beloved and admired players in team history. The voting by the Committee took place during the Hall of Fame's 2-day winter meeting in Dallas, Texas.  A Petersburg Little League baseball team also bears his name, Hodges Dodgers. By the end of the year, in which he played only 54 games, he ranked tenth in major league history with 370 HRs – second to only Jimmie Foxx among right-handed hitters. When his slump continued into the following spring, fans reacted with countless letters and good-luck gifts, and one Brooklyn priest – Father Herbert Redmond of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church – told his flock: "It's far too hot for a homily. The following year, on June 9, 1973, the Mets honored Hodges by retiring his uniform number 14.. By the time his initial eligibility expired in 1983, the BBWAA had elected only two more players with averages below .274 – third basemen Eddie Mathews (.271), who hit over 500 HRs, leading the NL twice, and Brooks Robinson (.267), who won an MVP award and set numerous defensive records. , A 52 ft.x16ft. He managed the New York Mets to the 1969 World Series title, one of the greatest upsets in Series history, before his death of a sudden heart attack at age 47. Facing the Yankees again in the 1949 Series, he batted only .235 but drove in the sole run in Brooklyn's only victory, a 1-0 triumph in Game 2. After 11 games with the Mets in 1963, during which he batted .227 with no homers and was plagued by injuries, he was traded to the Washington Senators in late May for outfielder Jimmy Piersall so that he could replace Mickey Vernon as Washington's manager.  Ron Santo was the only one elected of the ten Golden Era candidates with 15 votes, Jim Kaat had 10 votes, and Hodges and Minnie Miñoso were tied with 9 votes.  Another thing that has probably hurt Hodges' Hall of Fame candidacy was the fact that he went hitless in the 1952 World Series, going 0 for 21 with just one run scored and one batted in. Marino Amaruso. As a rookie in 1948, he batted .249 with 11 home runs and 70 RBI. He was also among the NL's top ten players in HRs (27), hits (173), runs (94), triples (7), slugging (.511) and total bases (296); in late September, he drove in the last Dodger run ever at Ebbets Field, and the last run in Brooklyn history. I couldn't get myself to go to the funeral.