“No man lives his image.” -Gil Hodges
“As a Marine, one of Brooklyn’s beloved Boys of Summer, and the manager of the Miracle Mets, Gil Hodges lived a great American life, though one cut too short. In these pages you understand how Hodges defined what it meant to be a role model in a golden age.” -Tom Verducci, senior writer for “Sports Illustrated”
“Zachter brings the same grace and precision to the page that Hodges brought to first base at Ebbets Field and with methodical research, insight, and pure affection gives life to the man behind the astounding stats.” -Marty Markowitz, former Brooklyn Borough president
“Whether focusing on Hodges the Hoosier, the marine on Okinawa, the home run-hitting slugger, or the Brooklynite on Bedford Avenue, Mort Zachter has given us Gil, right down to the nub of his Marlboro.” -Bob McGee, author of “The Greatest Ballpark Ever”
Join Mort Zachter on March 5th in the Clubhouse for our conversation and you’ll understand the praise.
RSVP required to attend.
Autographed and personalized copies of “Gil Hodges A Hall of Fame Life” will be available for purchase
Mort Zachter is a former tax attorney and adjunct tax professor at New York University. His first book, “Dough: A Memoir,” won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Book Prize for nonfiction.