On This Date 4/2/1972
With baseball on hold due to a players’ strike, New York Mets manager Gil Hodges spends Easter Sunday playing golf with his coaches in West Palm Beach. On his way back to his hotel, Hodges collapsed and died from a heart attack at the age of 47. Gil Hodges had previously survived a heart attack in 1968. Yogi Berra would replace Hodges as Mets’ manager, as #14 was retired in Gil’s honor.