Gil Hodges

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Birthday
4, 1924
Birthplace
Princeton, IN
Death Date
Apr 2, 1972 (47)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1924
Birthplace
Princeton, IN
Death Date
Apr 2, 1972 (47)

About

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.

Before Fame

He served in World War II as an anti-aircraft gunner with the Marine Corps and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.

Trivia

He was named to 8 All-Star games over the course of his career.

Family Life

He married Joan Lombardi in 1948, and they remained together until his death.

Associated With

He was teammates with Roy Campanella on the Dodgers from 1948 to 1957.