This is the NEW SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION of the original bestseller Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man. Gil Hodges was one of the most beloved and respected men in the history of our National Pastime. As a member of the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s, and manager of the “Miracle Mets” in 1969, Gil became the idol of millions, not only because of his accomplishments on the field, but also because of his character, dignity, courage and humility. When 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 the USA Today newspaper and received outstanding reviews. This new release is a Special Commemorative Edition that includes a new introduction, hundreds of additional pictures, and more extensive interviews with the people who knew him best – his teammates, opponents, the players he managed, friends and family. Also included, is never before revealed controversial information about the struggle to get Gil Hodges his rightful and deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "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." says his widow, Mrs. Joan Hodges. When doing the book, author Amoruso had the distinct advantage of personally interviewing Gil’s teammates, the players he managed, friends and family. These first person accounts are one-of-a-kind, and can only come from those closest to him. Indeed, much the material published about Gil since the release of THE QUIET MAN has heavily relied on Amoruso’s research, interviews and book.