One of the game’s greatest sluggers of the 1950s, Gil Hodges was the oomph that kept the Brooklyn Dodgers offense running. Gil, who served in the military during World War II at the beginning of his career, missed the 300 homerun and 2,000 hit plateaus by margins meager. One of the game’s terrific gentlemen, Mr. Hodges was a well-respected player whose presence in the heart of the Dodgers order was valuable. His booming bat was good for 30-plus homers a season and his position in the lineup enabled him to rack up many RBI. After his retirement, Gil managed and is widely regarded with turning the lowly New York Mets into champions.
Monthly Archives: April 2014
America’s number one cover girl during World War II, the lovely Jinx Falkenburg graced seemingly every publication in that tumultuous period. Athletic and the portrait of health, Jinx kept in pin-up girl shape by playing tennis. The sport came natural to her, for her brother was a tennis champion and was a postwar star in the sport. Jinx had a trademark: she would often position flowers behind her ears. Whether she was donned in bathing suits, evening gowns or sarongs, Miss Falkenburg was dynamite.