The baseball player Gil Hodges died at the age of 47. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Hall of Fame first baseman who helped the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series Championships in 1955 and 1959. He became a manager after retirement and led the Miracle Mets to a World Series Championship in 1969.
He served in World War II as an anti-aircraft gunner with the Marine Corps and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.
He was named to 8 All-Star games over the course of his career.
He married Joan Lombardi in 1948, and they remained together until his death.
He was teammates with Roy Campanella on the Dodgers from 1948 to 1957.
How did Gil Hodges die?
But he wasn’t satisfied with that.” Hodges managed the Mets through the 1971 season, but was felled by a heart attack on April 2, 1972, as he left a Florida golf course following a round of 27 holes. Hodges, who had first suffered a heart attack in 1968, died two days short of his 48th birthday.
"Many children work hard to please their parents, but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us, not about me. That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life."Gil Hodges
"Well, I know that I'll never forget that, but also I won't forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn't a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice."Gil Hodges
"I can't very well tell my batters don't hit it to him. Wherever they hit it, he's there anyway."Gil Hodges