Evansville Otters celebrate Indiana native Gil Hodges’ induction into Baseball Hall of Fame

Evansville Otters celebrate Indiana native Gil Hodges’ induction into Baseball Hall of Fame
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 12:31 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Otters are commemorating Tri-State baseball icon Gil Hodges following his recent induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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On Friday, the Otters honored the Hall of Famer in their series opener against the Tri-City ValleyCats, marking it as “Gil Hodges Night” at Bosse Field.

The team handed out mini Gil Hodges busts to the first few hundred fans in attendance at Friday’s game.

Hodges, who was born in Princeton and starred as a four-sport athlete at Petersburg High School, played 18 years in the major leagues, winning two World Series titles with the Dodgers (1955 in Brooklyn and 1959 in Los Angeles). He also led the “Miracle Mets” team to the 1969 championship as a manager.

He’s the second player from Southern Indiana to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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