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Complete Package: Photo of 1969 Mets
The Mets went the distance to the 1969 World Series thanks to a strong bullpen. Pitching coach Rube Walker oversaw the likes of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and other aces.
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Fading Late in the Game: Mets 1970
Gil Hodges skippered the Mets in a close match against the San Francisco Giants, but the visitors scored 4 in the 9th to put the game away, 7-1. Willie Mays’s home run for the Giants that day was the ...
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Gil Hodges 1969 Topps Baseball Card
A local favorite with the Brooklyn Dodgers before the team’s departure to LA in 1958, Gil Hodges spent the final two seasons of his playing career with the expansion Mets in 1962—1963. Returning to th ...
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Gil Hodges Greets Mets Fans: 1969
Fans were thrilled by their favorite 1960s Mets players, but they were also fond of manager Gil Hodges. A former Mets 1B himself, Hodges led his scrappy team through a miracle 1969 season that was pun ...
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Gil Hodges Mets Hall of Fame Bust
A local favorite among New Yorkers during his years with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Gil Hodges was selected in the expansion draft to join the first Mets team in 1962. He played out the end of his career a ...
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Gil Hodges Mets Hall of Fame Plaque
Gil Hodges was selected in the expansion draft to join the first Mets team in 1962 and, owing to his time with the Brooklyn Dodgers, was a recognizable face on a brand-new team. After retiring, Hodges ...
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Gil Returns Home
Former Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges was famously was so popular with Brooklyn fans that he was never booed at old Ebbets Field. After being affiliated with the Dodgers for 19 years, the fledgling M ...
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Highlighting Gil Hodges: Jersey
Gil Hodges was a New York City baseball staple, spending a dozen seasons as a Brooklyn Dodger (plus four in Los Angeles when the team relocated). He finished his playing career as a New York Met durin ...
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Johnny Murphy Cheers on Mets in Baltimore
Johnny Murphy (middle) traveled to Baltimore to root on the Mets during the 1969 World Series. Murphy had become GM before the 1968 season and his first order of business was hiring Gil Hodges as a ma ...
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Portrait of a Winner: 1968 Mets Yearbook
When the Mets named Gil Hodges as manager for the 1968 season, they gave him a blank canvas to work with. In no time at all, Hodges shaped the Mets into league contenders and the transformation result ...