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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sad News to Pass Along - Ron Gabriel

Here is a copy of an email sent to me from Joe D'Agostin about Ron Gabriel. For those of you who do not know Joe D'Agostin runs the Gil Hodges for the Hall of Fame campaign and is actively pursuing this cause. If you would like to join Joe's group click on the link:

Ron passed away this past June. He was recently noted in the Saturday Evening Post in an Article on the Brooklyn Dodgers. I never met Ron , but subscribed to his quarterly 8 page news letter "Dodgers in Brooklyn-Line Drives" for more years than I can remember. When Gil Hodges was inducted into the Marine Corps Sports hall of fame a few years ago, he attended and sent me an original induction booklet.

Ron lived in the Maryland area I believe & gave me an open invitation to visit his home and "museum" to the Brooklyn Dodgers. I never got the chance, but over the years his "museum" & collectibles were featured in several TV and newspaper stories. I'll miss Ron and his Line Drives which was a great tradition. Sorry I do not have any family contact info, but remember Ron in your thoughts and prayers.