The Terms: Gil Hodges Manager’s Contract
The Mets sat in the basement of the National League in their first six seasons. Gil Hodges, a former Mets player and Dodgers legend, took over as manager in 1968 with hopes to reverse the team’s fortunes. The Mets posted 73 wins that season, the most in franchise history at the time, and went on to win the World Series in 1969.
From the collection of Andy Fogel (photo by Heritage Werks)