A tribute to one of baseball's great men of character, Gil Hodges, the slugging first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hodges hit 370 home runs in his career and as a manager, led the New York Mets to the 1969 world championship. Based on interviews with Hodges' teammates and the players he managed on the Mets and Washington Senators. This Commemorative Edition includes confidential information about the struggle to get Hodges into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Over 180 photos. Softcover. 208 pages.