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THE GIL HODGES STORY by Milton J. Shapiro



Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1960
Publisher: Messner

Gil Hodges, the brilliant Dodger first baseman, is one of the most versatile of baseball greats. In this story by the biographer of Mel Robinson, Mel Ott, and other baseball stars, Gil Hodges' career is traced from his boyhood as a miner's son up through his great victories on the diamond. Gifted both as a catcher and baseman, he trained for both positions and ultimately became one of the great first basemen of baseball history. Strictly for fans, this biography, packed with baseball detail and human interest, is written in a straightforward and well paced style.