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Former Mets catcher Ron Hodges dies at 74

Fri Nov 24 3:00pm ET
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Longtime New York Mets catcher Ron Hodges died Friday after a short illness. He was 74.

A team spokesman confirmed Hodges' passing at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

Hodges played his entire 12-season major league career with the Mets -- under seven different managers.

He batted .240 with 19 home runs and 147 RBIs in 666 games from 1973-84.


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