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Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball History 'As a long ball slugger and slick-fielding first baseman, Gil Hodges held many offensive and defensive records. And one of his marks that will be tough to eclipse is. 'Most home runs hit by a World Series-winning manager- 370. Gil Hodges, amiable, powerful and one of the most popular players in Brooklyn baseball history, enjoyed a dozen successive seasons when he hit 22 or more HR's. On July 31, 1950, Hodges walloped four homers in one game against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field. In 1968 he was hired to manage the Mets and a year later performed the 'miracle' that was still fresh in Shea Stadium when he succumbed to a fatal heart attack in the spring of 1972'. from Topps Baseball Card Co 1981 Issue 'HR Book'