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The Resource Gil Hodges : a hall of fame life, Mort Zachter

Gil Hodges : a hall of fame life, Mort Zachter

Label
Gil Hodges : a hall of fame life
Title
Gil Hodges
Title remainder
a hall of fame life
Statement of responsibility
Mort Zachter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In descriptions of athletes, the word "hero" is bandied about and liberally attached to players with outstanding statistics and championship rings. Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life is the story of a man who epitomized heroism in its truest meaning, holding values and personal interactions to be of utmost importance throughout his life - on the diamond, as a marine in World War II, and in his personal and civic life. A New York City icon and, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the finest first basemen of all time, Gil Hodges (1924-72) managed the Washington Senators and later the New York Mets, leading the 1969 "Miracle Mets" to a World Series championship. A beloved baseball star, Hodges was also an ethical figure whose sturdy values both on and off the field once prompted a Brooklyn priest to tell his congregation to "go home, and say a prayer for Gil Hodges" in order to snap him out of the worst batting slump of his career. Mort Zachter examines Hodges's playing and managing days, but perhaps more important, he unearths his true heroism by emphasizing the impact that Hodges's humanity had on those around him on a daily basis. Hodges was a witty man with a dry sense of humor, and his dignity and humble sacrifice sometimes masked a temper that made Joe Torre refer to him as the "Quiet Inferno." The honesty and integrity that made him so popular to so many remained his defining elements. Firsthand interviews of the many soldiers, friends, family, former teammates, players, and managers who knew and respected Hodges bring the totality of his life into full view, providing a rounded appreciation for this great man and ballplayer
Summary
A New York City icon and, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of the finest first basemen of all time, Gil Hodges (1924–72) managed the Washington Senators and later the New York Mets, leading the 1969 “Miracle Mets” to a World Series championship. A beloved baseball star, Hodges was also an ethical figure whose sturdy values both on and off the field once prompted a Brooklyn priest to tell his congregation to “go home, and say a prayer for Gil Hodges” in order to snap him out of the worst batting slump of his career
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10411353
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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Zachter, Mort
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hodges, Gil
  • Baseball players
  • Hodges, Gil
  • Baseball players
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a Hall of Fame life
Label
Gil Hodges : a hall of fame life, Mort Zachter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894747523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 478 pages
Isbn
9780803211247
Lccn
2014953036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894747523
Label
Gil Hodges : a hall of fame life, Mort Zachter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894747523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 478 pages
Isbn
9780803211247
Lccn
2014953036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894747523

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