Tag: Gil Hodges

Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

An article by posted on April 4, 2012 0 Comments
Happy Birthday To The Quiet Man From Indiana

It was early April. The rosters were set and Opening Day was hours away. Unexpectedly the Mets exhibition game against the Expos was cancelled due to a players strike. With a free afternoon and nothing to do, the Mets manager and some of his coaches decided to walk across the street and play a round […]

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MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

An article by posted on March 18, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

For this MMO Sunday Flashback, we go to July 24, 2010 when Ed Leyro was shocked to see Jamey Carroll step up to the plate for the Dodgers wearing No. 14.  What ensued after that, was this gem of an article. Enjoy… * * * * * * * * On Friday night, I sat down to […]

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Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

Q. Ryan has campaigned against pitch counts. Do you agree? A. There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But there’s an addendum to that. I presume Nolan thinks the same way. But it isn’t a blanket pitch count. People say, “I bet the pitch count drives you nuts.” Heck no. I had a pitch count. My […]

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This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
This One’s Dedicated To All Those Amazin’ Memories

I’m so sick of reading about the Mets these days. I’m seeing one terrible truth unveiled after another. And though I was warned about everything that was coming down before the Mets break camp next next March, it doesn’t make it any easier to see this once proud franchise disintegrate into oblivion. This song seems […]

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1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

As we all know, Gil Hodges will be on the Veterans’ Committee Hall of Fame ballot for 2012. So expect to hear plenty of discussion over the next few months about whether or not he should be enshrined. I personally was not around when Gil played or managed, but I consider myself lucky to have […]

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MMO Flashback Friday: The Quiet Man Behind “The Miracle”

An article by posted on October 21, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Flashback Friday: The Quiet Man Behind “The Miracle”

This post was written by Rob (Tie Dyed) two years ago this week. I still get get goosebumps when I read it. By the way, after you enjoy reading this post, check out this interview by MMO’s Jim Mancari who spoke with Mrs. Hodges a few weeks ago. * * * * * * * […]

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From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: A Chat With Mrs. Gil Hodges

To take our minds off the floundering excuse for a baseball team, I present to you a look back at a bit of baseball history from a different perspective. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges. She was so sweet and had so many great stories. As the saying goes, “Behind […]

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There’s A Lot More Right With The Mets Than Wrong

An article by posted on January 6, 2011 0 Comments

Gil Hodges must’ve been crazy! The Mets had just lost 101 games and finished in 10th place, 40 ½ GB of the Cardinals. Yet when Hodges was hired by the Mets in the off-season of 1967 he stated, ‘I see a lot more right with the Mets than wrong.’ Hodges first year as skipper provided […]

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Forever 14

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

In honor of the off-day yesterday, I wanted to pay homage to a guy who usually doesn’t get enough recognition in today’s Mets world, though plenty recognition in Mets history. And that guy is Gilbert Raymond Hodges, aka Gil Hodges. If you are familiar with the book Mets by the Numbers, I asked Jon Springer […]

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#1 Design – Amazin’ Since 1962

An article by posted on February 1, 2010 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have some brand new additions to our MMO T-Shirt Shop line-up, and I’m certain that you’re going to love them. They are part of our new “Retire” series and they were suggested to us by one of our readers Brian L. who asked if we could design something to honor […]

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