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The Resource Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary

Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary

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Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Title
Gil Hodges
Title remainder
the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Statement of responsibility
Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions--the 1969 Miracle Mets. Acclaimed authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary tell Gil Hodges's incredible life story as never before, vividly tracing his baseball career with rare insight from family and friends, and also delving into his unsung tour of duty as a U.S. Marine. Never one to boast, he spoke little about his brave service in World War II, even with those close to him later in life. Along with Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges is one of baseball's great role models. As a player who revolutionized the first-base position and drove in 1,274 runs, he may also be the greatest player not inducted into the Hall of Fame"--
Summary
Examines the life of a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the "Boys of Summer" era in 1955 who later went on to manage the Mets, turning them from a losing team into world champions in 1969
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10144406
Cataloging source
DLC
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Clavin, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.H57
LC item number
C53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
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Peary, Danny
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True
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  • Hodges, Gil
  • Baseball players
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
Target audience
adult
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the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Label
Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012000529
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780451235862
Lccn
2012000529
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012000529
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780451235862
Lccn
2012000529
Other physical details
ill.

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