Tag: Gil Hodges

MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

An article by posted on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

Someone once said “A baseball team is a living breathing thing.” If that’s true, Tom Seaver is our heart, Gil Hodges our brain, Gary Carter our lungs (he breathed life into the Mets in Game 6), Bob Murphy our voice, Keith Hernandez our eyes. And Tug McGraw? Tug would be our spirit. America has changed […]

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Mike Piazza To Serve As Guest Instructor At Mets Camp

An article by posted on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Serve As Guest Instructor At Mets Camp

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Piazza will serve as a guest instructor for the Mets during spring training camp at Port St. Lucie. Joining Piazza as guest instructors will be former Mets closer John Franco and MLB inclusion ambassador Billy Bean. Piazza, who was elected into the Hall […]

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Collins Passes Gil Hodges For Third All-Time In Franchise Wins

An article by posted on June 17, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Passes Gil Hodges For Third All-Time In Franchise Wins

Terry Collins won his 340th game with the Mets last night, surpassing Gil Hodges for the third-most managerial wins in team history. Only Davey Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536) have more victories. While this is a nice milestone for the Collins, he has yet to manage the team to a winning season. He started […]

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Lessons From My Dad… And Gil Hodges

An article by posted on April 24, 2015 0 Comments
Lessons From My Dad… And Gil Hodges

It was one of the most memorable games in team history. And I had the luck of good timing (or maybe bad timing) to be in the stands. No, it wasn’t June 1, 2012 when Johan Santana hurled the Mets first no-no. It wasn’t October 19, 2006 when Endy Chavez defied the laws of gravity and […]

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MMO Hall of Fame: Left Fielder Cleon Jones Was Always At Center Of Things

An article by posted on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame: Left Fielder Cleon Jones Was Always At Center Of Things

When he removed his Mets uniform for the final time he was our all-time leader in hits, runs, RBI’s, doubles and 2nd in batting average. There was no fanfare, no celebration of his achievements, no day honoring his accomplishments after a decade of playing in New York.  Instead, he lumbered away, head down, disgraced, a […]

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Gil Hodges Up For Hall of Fame Consideration In December

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Gil Hodges Up For Hall of Fame Consideration In December

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall Gil Hodges is one of ten names on this year’s Golden Era Ballot the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today.Players will be reviewed and voted on December 8 during the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. We support the election of Gil Hodges to the […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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Video: Gil Hodges Once Again Up For Hall of Fame Election

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Video: Gil Hodges Once Again Up For Hall of Fame Election

I’m sure it’s been something that has been debated quite often on this site as to whether Gil Hodges should be enshrined along with his legendary Brooklyn Dodgers’ teammates in Cooperstown. Well, Gil will be up for election again this December at the Winter Meetings. To increase awareness of Gil’s cause, here is a television […]

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Cyclones Winning Streak Snapped After Brutal Loss

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Winning Streak Snapped After Brutal Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Thursday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was Irish Heritage Night. But unfortunately for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the “luck of the Irish” was nowhere to be found. The Cyclones (24-23) dropped a 14-3 contest to the Auburn Doubledays, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Brooklyn had won five […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

An article by posted on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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