Gil Hodges (1955 – Topps #187)

Gilbert Ray “Gil” Hodges was a first baseman who played most of his 18 year career (1943, ’47 – ’63) with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles (he spent 3 years in the Marines during WWII). He then managed the Washington Senators (1963 – ’67) and the New York Mets (1968 – ’71) with a World Series Championship in New York in 1969. As a player with the Dodgers, he was an 8 time All-Star and two times a member of a World Series Championship Team (1955 in Brooklyn and 1959 in Los Angeles). He won 3 Gold Glove Awards and once (1950) hit 4 home runs in one 9 inning game! Gil Hodges’ uniform number (#14) has been retired by the Mets and he is a charter member of the New York Mets Hall Of Fame.

Gil Hodges 1955 Topps #187

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One response to “Gil Hodges (1955 – Topps #187)

  1. Gil Hodges was one of the best catchers of all time and played for the Dodgers. He was fantastic and could do it all!

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