Gil Hodges Stats

Gil Hodges was born on Friday, April 4, 1924, in Princeton, Indiana. Hodges was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 3, 1943, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Gil Hodges baseball stats page.

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"I give him strong credit for Jackie Robinson's success. Pee Wee Reese gets identified with Jackie because they were the second / short combination. But on the other side of Jackie , Gil Hodges played, and Gil was a peacekeeper. Everybody respected him, teammates and opponents alike." - Carl Erskine in Gil Hodges Still Remembered by His Indiana Home Town (Baseball Digest : February 1995, Page 36)

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#386 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1966top01' title='1966 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Gil Hodges Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#386 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Gilbert Ray Hodges
Nickname:
The Miracle Worker
Born On:
04-04-1924  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Princeton, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-02-1972 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Cemetery:
Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
High School:
Petersburg High School (Petersburg, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
10-03-1943 (Age 19)
Last Game:
05-05-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Pitching Stats

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Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Hitting Stats

1943 19 Dodgers 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 - 0 0 .000 .333 .000
1947 23 Dodgers 28 77 9 12 3 1 1 0 7 14 5 19 0 - 0 3 .156 .286 .260
1948 24 Dodgers 134 481 48 120 18 5 11 0 70 43 9 61 4 - 0 11 .249 .311 .376
1949 25 Dodgers 156 596 94 170 23 4 23 2 115 66 12 64 10 - 4 13 .285 .360 .453
1950 26 Dodgers 153 561 98 159 26 2 32 2 113 73 12 73 11 - 1 14 .283 .367 .508
1951 27 Dodgers 158 582 118 156 25 3 40 2 103 93 15 99 1 - 5 13 .268 .374 .527
1952 28 Dodgers 153 508 87 129 27 1 32 2 102 107 16 90 2 - 2 9 .254 .386 .500
1953 29 Dodgers 141 520 101 157 22 7 31 1 122 75 5 84 0 - 3 4 .302 .393 .550
1954 30 Dodgers 154 579 106 176 23 5 42 1 130 74 4 84 5 19 1 13 .304 .373 .579
1955 31 Dodgers 150 546 75 158 24 5 27 1 102 80 3 91 3 10 3 16 .289 .377 .500
1956 32 Dodgers 153 550 86 146 29 4 32 0 87 76 10 91 5 2 0 16 .265 .354 .507
1957 33 Dodgers 150 579 94 173 28 7 27 2 98 63 6 91 4 6 2 11 .299 .366 .511
1958 34 Dodgers 141 475 68 123 15 1 22 1 64 52 3 87 2 3 0 15 .259 .330 .434
1959 35 Dodgers 124 413 57 114 19 2 25 0 80 58 6 92 3 3 3 13 .276 .367 .513
1960 36 Dodgers 101 197 22 39 8 1 8 0 30 26 1 37 4 3 1 5 .198 .291 .371
1961 37 Dodgers 109 215 25 52 4 0 8 0 31 24 1 43 2 4 0 5 .242 .313 .372
1962 38 Mets 54 127 15 32 1 0 9 0 17 15 1 27 0 0 0 4 .252 .331 .472
1963 39 Mets 11 22 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .227 .320 .227
18 Years 2,071 7,030 1,105 1,921 295 48 370 14 1,274 943 109 1,137 56 50 25 165 .273 .359 .487

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Fielding Stats

1943 Dodgers 3B 1 0 3 5 5.0 3 1 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .600 27.00
1947 Dodgers C 24 20 458 95 4.0 91 79 12 4 2 0 0 0 .958 5.36
1948 Dodgers 1B 96 96 2,436 903 9.4 890 830 60 13 85 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.86
1948 Dodgers C 38 33 792 176 4.6 172 160 12 4 5 4 0 0 .977 5.86
1949 Dodgers 1B 156 156 462 1,423 9.1 1,416 1,336 80 7 142 n/a n/a n/a .995 82.75
1950 Dodgers 1B 153 153 4,107 1,381 9.0 1,373 1,273 100 8 159 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.03
1951 Dodgers 1B 158 158 474 1,503 9.5 1,491 1,365 126 12 171 n/a n/a n/a .992 84.93
1952 Dodgers 1B 153 153 4,083 1,449 9.5 1,438 1,322 116 11 152 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.51
1953 Dodgers 1B 127 114 3,102 1,132 8.9 1,124 1,025 99 8 105 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.78
1953 Dodgers LF 19 19 468 37 1.9 36 34 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.08
1953 Dodgers RF 6 6 138 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1954 Dodgers 1B 154 154 459 1,520 9.9 1,513 1,381 132 7 129 n/a n/a n/a .995 89.00
1955 Dodgers 1B 139 136 3,633 1,391 10.0 1,379 1,274 105 12 126 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.25
1955 Dodgers CF 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1955 Dodgers LF 8 8 189 12 1.5 11 10 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.57
1955 Dodgers RF 7 6 171 6 0.9 5 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.79
1956 Dodgers 1B 138 121 3,336 1,303 9.4 1,293 1,190 103 10 105 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.46
1956 Dodgers C 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1956 Dodgers LF 22 22 507 36 1.6 35 35 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.86
1956 Dodgers RF 8 8 162 9 1.1 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.33
1957 Dodgers 1B 150 148 405 1,446 9.6 1,432 1,317 115 14 115 n/a n/a n/a .990 95.47
1957 Dodgers 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Dodgers 3B 2 2 30 4 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1958 Dodgers 1B 122 99 2,820 984 8.1 976 907 69 8 134 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.34
1958 Dodgers 3B 15 13 336 53 3.5 52 18 34 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.18
1958 Dodgers C 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1958 Dodgers LF 4 4 84 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.64
1958 Dodgers RF 5 5 98 4 0.8 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.10
1959 Dodgers 1B 113 106 2,856 965 8.5 957 891 66 8 77 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.05
1959 Dodgers 3B 4 4 99 13 3.3 13 5 8 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.55
1960 Dodgers 1B 92 41 1,341 438 4.8 436 403 33 2 40 n/a n/a n/a .995 8.78
1960 Dodgers 3B 10 5 165 22 2.2 19 8 11 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .864 3.11
1961 Dodgers 1B 100 48 1,581 492 4.9 491 454 37 1 44 n/a n/a n/a .998 8.39
1962 Mets 1B 47 30 864 352 7.5 347 315 32 5 23 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.84
1963 Mets 1B 10 6 168 69 6.9 69 61 8 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.09
1B Totals 1,908 1,719 32,127 16,751 8.8 16,625 15,344 1,281 126 1,614 n/a n/a n/a .992 13.97
C Totals 64 53 1,259 274 4.3 266 242 24 8 7 4 0 0 .971 5.70
LF Totals 53 53 1,248 87 1.6 84 81 3 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.82
3B Totals 32 24 633 97 3.0 91 34 57 6 10 n/a n/a n/a .938 3.88
RF Totals 26 25 569 28 1.1 26 25 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.23
2B Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
18 Years 2,085 1,874 35,851 17,239 8.3 17,094 15,728 1,366 145 1,633 4 0 0 .992 12.87

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Miscellaneous Stats

1943 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1947 Dodgers 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 77.0 4.1 11.0 - - -
1948 Dodgers 7 4 .636 2 0 n/a 43.7 7.9 6.9 - - -
1949 Dodgers 10 3 .769 0 0 n/a 25.9 9.3 5.2 - - -
1950 Dodgers 6 4 .600 0 0 n/a 17.5 7.7 5.0 - - -
1951 Dodgers 9 7 .563 0 0 n/a 14.6 5.9 5.7 - - -
1952 Dodgers 2 4 .333 0 0 n/a 15.9 5.6 5.0 - - -
1953 Dodgers 1 4 .200 1 1 n/a 16.8 6.2 4.3 - - -
1954 Dodgers 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 13.8 6.9 4.5 - - -
1955 Dodgers 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 20.2 6.0 5.4 - - -
1956 Dodgers 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 17.2 6.0 6.3 - - -
1957 Dodgers 5 3 .625 0 0 n/a 21.4 6.4 5.9 - - -
1958 Dodgers 8 2 .800 9 2 n/a 21.6 5.5 7.4 - - -
1959 Dodgers 3 2 .600 11 0 n/a 16.5 4.5 5.2 - - -
1960 Dodgers 0 1 .000 21 1 n/a 24.6 5.3 6.6 - - -
1961 Dodgers 3 1 .750 32 0 n/a 26.9 5.0 6.9 - - -
1962 Mets 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 14.1 4.7 7.5 - - -
1963 Mets 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 7.3 - - -
18 Years 63 42 .600 93 4 n/a 19.0 6.2 5.5 - - -

Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 Brooklyn Dodgers 4 Undetermined - -
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined - Stats
1948 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined - -
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats Stats
1950 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats -
1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats -
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats Stats
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats Stats
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats -
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 Undetermined Stats Stats
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 $35,000.00 - Stats
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 $35,000.00 Stats -
1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 $36,000.00 - -
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 $38,000.00 - Stats
1960 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 $41,000.00 - -
1961 Los Angeles Dodgers 14 $39,000.00 - -
1962 New York Mets 14 Undetermined - -
1963 New York Mets 14 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Gil Hodges was the second (the first was Lou Gehrig , on June 3, 1932 ) first baseman in Major League history to hit four home runs in a game ? On August 31, 1950 , The Miracle Worker went deep in the second inning off Warren Spahn , the third inning off Normie Roy , the sixth inning off Bob Hall and finally the eighth inning off Johnny Antonelli ?

Gil Hodges has had considerable debate over the fact that he has not (yet) been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We welcome your thoughts on Baseball Fever and invite you to join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional numbers of interest:

1 - Gil Hodges managed the Washington Senators from 1963 through 1967 and the New York Mets from 1968 through 1971. Hodges won Sporting News Manager of the Year Award one time, won a Division title , won the National League pennant , and a World Series ring - with the 1969 New York Mets (The Miracle Mets).

3 - Gil Hodges won three Gold Gloves at first base, all consecutively (1957 through 1959). Hodges was a fine fielding first baseman who also led the National League in putouts three times (1949, 1954, 1957), defensive games played at first base four times (1949, 1951, 1954, 1956) , assists three times (1951, 1952, 1954), double plays turned at first four times (1949, 1950, 1951, 1958), and fielding percentage three times (1949, 1950, 1959).

8 - Gil Hodges appeared in eight All-Star Games, seven consecutive (1949 through 1955), and once in 1957.

9 - Gil Hodges never won a Most Valuable Player Award, but he did receive MVP votes / consideration on nine different seasons.

14 - Gil Hodges had his number fourteen ( #14 ) retired by New York Mets . On Saturday, April 15, 1972, the Mets made the announcement and Hodges was the second number to be retired, the first was #37, belonging to Casey Stengel.

17 - Gil Hodges held the National League record for grand slams hit during a career in the senior circuit from 1957 through 1974, seventeen years.

47 - Gil Hodges, on April 2, 1972, had just finished playing a round of golf in West Palm Beach, Florida with his Mets coaches; Joe Pignatano , Rube Walker & Eddie Yost . The forty-seven year old suffered a sudden heart attack on his way back to the hotel, fell to the sidewalk, and hit his head on the sidewalk. Countless shocked individuals commented about this unexpected death, but Don Drysdale summed it up when he said Hodges death, "absolutely shattered me. I just flew apart. I didn't leave my apartment in Texas for three days. I didn't want to see anybody. I couldn't get myself to the funeral. It was like I'd lost a part of my family."

63.4 - Gil Hodges appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot from 1969 through 1983 and during his final year of eligibility (1983), he received 63.4% of the votes - not enough to enshrine him in the hall.

Gil Hodges and Duke Snider
Gil Hodges & Duke Snider | Collage by Baseball Almanac (Original Images by Topps, Inc.)
Steve Garvey (211), Ron Cey (228), Roy Campanella (242) and Eric Karros (270), players with more than 200 home runs in a Dodgers ' uniform. Two players, in franchise history, have more than 300 homers in a Dodgers uniform, they are Duke Snider (389) and Gil Hodges (361).

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