Gil Was a True All-Star

Dear Editor: Thanks so much for Jim Mancari’s column (Sept. 2) on the great Gil Hodges. As a young girl, I was lucky enough to see him many times at Ebbets Field and, naturally, just loved the big Marine.

Hodges Demanded Players Respect Game at All Times

We recently passed an important anniversary that defined both the memorable 1969 New York Mets season and more importantly the tenure of the team’s manager, Brooklyn legend Gil Hodges.

Midwood’s Hall of Fame

Dear Editor: The year was 1968. I was a seven-year- old in the second grade at Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) when my mother came home from an open school night and told me, “Hey, Ken, someone in your class has a very famous father. I just met the girl’s mother this evening.” I […]

Hodges’ Fan

Dear Editor: As a lifetime Brooklyn Dodgers fan, I read with interest and sincere sadness, Jim Mancari’s report (Dec. 20) on Gil Hodges’ latest slap in the face by the Baseball Writers of America. Their arrogance and vacuous self aggrandizement totally voids any respect, of which they may believe, they are worthy. One wonders, just […]

Gil Hodges Is in Our Hall of Fame

I had the date Dec. 8 marked off on my calendar for months. Of course, Dec. 8 every year is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, but this year was different. This was the year that Brooklyn baseball legend Gil Hodges would finally be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, and […]