Dodgers to Retire Gil Hodges’ No. 14 in June – Los Angeles

 Gil Hodges, who helped the Dodgers win World Series titles in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, will have his No. 14 jersey retired.

Pregame ceremonies will take place when the New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium on June 4. Hodges played his final two seasons with the Mets in 1962 and ’63. Joan, his 96-year old widow, still resides in Brooklyn.

He joins Walter Alston and Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax as Dodgers managers and players to see their numbers retired in left-field.

Hodges will induct into the Baseball Hall of Fame this July 24. He was elected by the veterans committee.

During his 16 years with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, Hodges helped the team win World Series titles in 1955 and ’59. Hodges was an eight-time All-Star. He drove in more than 100 runs per year between 1949-1955.

Hodges, who was then managing the Mets, died in 1972 at 47. He was the one who led the team to the 1969 World Series championship.


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