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The Resource Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary

Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary

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Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Title
Gil Hodges
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the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
Statement of responsibility
Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
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Language
eng
Summary
Hodges grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression, and turned his love for the game into an unforgettable career: first as the Brooklyn Dodgers' first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions: the 1969 Miracle Mets. Clavin and Peary tell Hodges's story, tracing his baseball career with rare insight from family and friends, and also delving into his unsung tour of duty as a U.S. Marine.
Summary
"The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions--the 1969 Miracle Mets. Acclaimed authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary tell Gil Hodges's incredible life story as never before, vividly tracing his baseball career with rare insight from family and friends, and also delving into his unsung tour of duty as a U.S. Marine. Never one to boast, he spoke little about his brave service in World War II, even with those close to him later in life. Along with Lou Gehrig and Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges is one of baseball's great role models. As a player who revolutionized the first-base position and drove in 1,274 runs, he may also be the greatest player not inducted into the Hall of Fame"--
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--Adapted from publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10144406
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.H57
LC item number
C53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend
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Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-384) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19759666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451235862
Lccn
2012000529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
Stock number
  • BRO-upg20120725-147
  • BRO-cust20120726-153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn7ocm69419538
  • .b25336277
  • (OCoLC)769419538
Label
Gil Hodges : the Brooklyn bums, the miracle Mets, and the extraordinary life of a baseball legend, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19759666
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451235862
Lccn
2012000529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
Stock number
  • BRO-upg20120725-147
  • BRO-cust20120726-153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn7ocm69419538
  • .b25336277
  • (OCoLC)769419538

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