Joan Hodges Death Cause: The World Series-winning manager of the New York Mets and Hall of Famer Gil Hodges’ widow, Joan Hodges, passed away after a prolonged illness.
According to the team, she passed away on Saturday night, ten days before turning 96. The Mets observed a minute of respect and paid tribute before their matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Gil Hodges, an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, was born on April 4, 1924. (MLB). He played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for most of his 18-year career before being inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in July.
The only player with more home runs or runs batted in during the 1950s was teammate Duke Snider, yet he was still primarily recognized as the best first baseman in the major leagues.
In a major league career that he spent primarily with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, he hit 370 home runs. He later led the 1969 Miracle Mets to the franchise’s first championship.
At 47, Gil Hodges passed away after a heart attack in 1972.
Sandy Alderson, president of the Mets, said in a statement, “We are very grateful that Joan was able to witness Gil’s induction into the Hall of Fame in July.” The Mets and Hodges family said, “That meant a lot to hear.”
Irene Hodges, the daughter of Gil and Joan Hodges, gave a speech on her father’s behalf at the Cooperstown induction on July 24.
Irene said, “Today, I am delighted for my mother. “When the Hall of Fame call came in… I started crying just as much as I did when my father passed away. I was overjoyed for him and overjoyed that my 95-year-old mother could hear this news.
Joan and Gil grew their children in the Brooklyn house where they both resided. Cindy and Gil Jr., the couple’s daughter, and Irene are the remaining family members. Ngnews247.com