Born in Princeton and a star at the old Petersburg High School, Gil Hodges is among the Tri-State's most famous athletes. This time of year, baseball fans remember his heroics. Hodges was an integral part of the great Brooklyn Dodger teams of the late 1940s and 50s.
Sixty years ago about this time, he was leading the Dodgers to the National League pennant. They'd face the Yankees in the World Series but lost in seven games.