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Joan Hodges, the widow of manager Gil Hodges, died Saturday night after a long illness. She passed away 10 days short of her 96th birthday. Gil died 50 years ago at the age of 47.

STATEMENT FROM METS PRESIDENT SANDY ALDERSON

“We are thankful that Joan was able to see…

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By Jay Horwitz

Buddy Harrelson gave his all to the Mets organization as a player, coach and manager. Now fans can do something for him.

Buddy has been battling Alzheimer’s the last few years and Sunday at Belmont State Park, Team Harrelson will be entered in The Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

If you are in Long Island, the walk starts at 10:30 AM and it’s easy to register to be a part of the team.

You can join the team here: https://bit.ly/3DOPLcD

Also, contributions can be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Broad Hollow Road, Suite LL100, Melville, NY 11747.

Let Number 3 know that we all still care.

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By Jay Horwitz

In addition to being great players, there were people who made a difference in the community and in people’s lives.

Al Leiter, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltrán and Curtis Granderson all will be at Citi Field tomorrow to be honored as past winners of the Roberto Clemente Award…

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By Jay Horwitz

Our daily routine was the same days after 9-11, 21 years ago.

We would practice in the mornings and then head out to the parking lot at Shea Stadium which was turned into a recovery area. Under the direction of Bobby Valentine and the great Sue Lucchi, our players, coaches and fellow Mets workers packed and loaded trucks with supplies which were sent down to Ground Zero.

Despite the hours, no one tired of the ritual. I can’t think of a prouder moment in my five-decade long career in Queens.

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By Jay Horwitz

The tradition continues and I couldn’t be prouder.

Each September since 9/11, a group of Mets players have visited a firehouse to pay tribute to the 347 brave men and women who died that fateful day.

Tomorrow, John Franco, Al Leiter and Todd Zeile, three member of…

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