Gil Hodges

January 30, 1962 – The New York Mets signed former longtime Dodger first baseman Gil Hodges to a $33,000 contract for the 1962 season. The Mets selected Hodges in the expansion draft in December 1961 after Hodges had been a reserve for Los Angeles in 1960 and 1961. Hodges ranked second behind teammate Duke Snider for most home runs and RBI by a Major Leaguer during the 1950s. He later managed the Mets to a World Series title in 1969.

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