When the original Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man was first released as a hardcover edition, it was rated among the top five sports books of the year by USA Today newspaper and received outstanding reviews. This new release is a Special Commemorative Edition that includes never before revealed controversial and confidential information about the struggle to get Gil Hodges his rightful and deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Inside accounts of the covert BHOF politics and the men who voted against Gil tells the real truth of this injustice. This newly revised book has a detailed introduction about Gil’s HOF votes, hundreds of additional pictures of his life on and off the field and more extensive interviews with the people who knew him best – his teammates, opponents, the players he managed, friends and family. Gil’s widow, Mrs. Joan Hodges said “The original Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man was the best book ever written about Gil. This new edition is even better. If you want to know who he truly was as a man, a player, manager, friend, husband and father, this is the only book you need to read.”
“ONE OF THE TOP FIVE SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR.” – USA Today
“A SPORTS BOOK TO CHERISH. A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF A GREAT MAN’S LIFE AND THE EFFECT HE HAD ON OTHERS.” – SportsBook Review
“THIS TRIBUTE TO GIL IS LONG OVERDUE. IT’S ONLY FITTING THAT HIS STORY BE TOLD BY THE PEOPLE WHO LOVED, ADMIRED AND RESPECTED HIM.” – Pee Wee Reese
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