Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/12/13
I was researching some Mets team speed metrics the other night when a strong series of thunderstorms came through my town and knocked out power in my area. My wife worked late because her building still had power and my St. Bernard and Maine Coon Cat were safely huddled under the dining room table. So, while I sat there in candlelight, I wrote this: I Remember Hodges In a flash it was all over, Gil Hodges now had passed. A heartbeat never heard again, ..and our chances didn’t last. If you’d been with Rube and Yogi, Yost and Piggy too. We might have won a few more flags from the team which we all knew. God Bless you now, Gil Hodges. God bless you till this day. I still get a teary eye. When I reminisce ‘bout Shea. You put that team together, made players out of kids. The Miracle of ‘69 was the name of what you did. I heard Seaver talk about you, at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Why you aren’t in there too is a baseball cryin’ shame. The years go rollin’ by us, on a steady forward trac...
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