Happy Birthday Gil Hodges!!!
Today we celebrate the life of Gil Hodges. And while he is no longer physically with us, the amazing things he did on the baseball field will live on forever…
Hodges played for 18 seasons in the major leagues, making the All-Star team on eight occasions. He spent a majority of his time in the field at first base, but also put in innings of work at catcher, third base, and in the outfield.
Offensively, Hodges was extremely productive. A power hitter, with a knack for run production, he hit 20 or more home runs 11 times, while passing the 40-home run mark twice. He also drove in 100 or more runs seven times and scored 80 or more runs during eight campaigns.
Hodges spent his playing days with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets. He is a 3-time Gold Glove winner and finished in the Top 10 for the MVP award three times.
Happy Birthday Mr. Hodges!!