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Ron Hodges
Catcher
Born: June 22, 1949 (1949-06-22) (age 60)
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 13, 1973 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1984 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average     .240
Hits     342
RBI     147
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 1973 World Series

Ronald Wray Hodges (born June 22, 1949 in Rocky Mount, Virginia) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played his entire career for the New York Mets.

Hodges was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round of the 1970 amateur draft, but did not sign. He was also drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round (15th pick) of the 1971 amateur draft (Secondary Phase), and the Atlanta Braves in the first round (tenth overall) of the 1971 amateur draft (Secondary Phase Active), but chose not to sign with either of those teams as well. Eventually, he signed with the Mets, who selected him in the second round of the 1972 amateur draft (Secondary Phase).

He made his debut with the Mets on June 13, 1973, when injuries afflicted the Mets' other catchers, Jerry Grote and Duffy Dyer. Hodges was on the Mets' postseason roster in 1973 and played in one game in the 1973 World Series, drawing a walk in his only plate appearance.

Hodges continued to play for the Mets for all or parts of 12 seasons, retiring in 1984. Hodges ended his Major League career with 666 games, 1426 at bats, 19 home runs, 147 rbis, a batting average of .240 and an on base percentage of .342.[1]

Hodges currently sells real estate at "Mountain To Lake" in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Relatives include Joshua Wayne Wright, Darrell Hodges and Jakie Lynn Hodges.[2]

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