Tag: Gil Hodges

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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It Was A Memorable 1969 Tribute

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

I have to hand it to the New York Mets for doing an excellent job of putting that 1969 Mets tribute together. It was so touching to see all those great Mets of the past, together again for one last time. Unfortunately, many of those who played for the Amazin’s in that magical season have […]

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What Might Have Been: The Nolan Ryan Story

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

Nolan Ryan was one of the many Mets honored before Saturday night’s game at Citi Field during the celebration of the 1969 World Championship team.  It was his first return to Flushing in a Mets uniform since the ill-fated trade to the California Angels on December 10, 1971.  Would Mets history have been different if […]

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Oh What A Night It Was!

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

On Saturday night the Mets paid tribute to the 1969 Miracle Mets. While the 2009 Mets season will be a season we would like to forget, the Mets management did get one thing right, that was the fantastic, emotional and classy tribute given to these heroes of forty years ago. I was out at CitiField […]

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Remembering The Magic Of 1969

An article by posted on July 9, 2009 0 Comments

This week, Sports Illustrated magazine has come out with their annual “Where Are They Now” issue. There are two articles in the issue that are so good, I feel the need to comment on them. Article number 1 deals with the most special of all the Met teams, the 1969 World Champions. In the article […]

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