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Phillies/Mets May 1962 Notes, Part 2

June 9, 2020

The Mets infield and pitching starter(s) that May night in 1962 at Connie Mack Stadium were Gil Hodges at first base, Charlie Neal at second and Don Zimmer at third. Roger Craig was the starting pitcher.

Those four players were members of the World Series winning Los Angeles Dodgers, less than three years before.

As stated yesterday, Sammy Johnson, the Mets’ starting catcher that night had no big link to the ’59 season outcome.

However, Felix Mantilla did and in a post later this week more on a truly good player and 1959 game events.


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Gil Hodges, pictured above won titles as a player with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955 and Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959.

Ten years after the L.A. title in ’59, Gil managed the so called “Miracle Mets” to the 1969 baseball crown.

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