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Bad teams will often bring home a prodigal son in an effort to gin up unearned fan enthusiasm. It usually ends badly. But for the Mets, the decision to bring Gil Hodges home to manage 53 years ago this week wound up working on both levels far beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Mike and Bill look back at how Hodges became an icon in New York long before leading the Mets, and how he cemented his legacy before his terrible and sudden death. Plus, happy birthday to Sixto Lezcano and Socks Seybold!