Hodgson has been involved in Manitoba baseball as a player and umpire at an elite level since the early 1970s. He had a notable career with the Carman Goldeyes at the Junior and Senior levels from 1970-1986. They won numerous championships within the League and Province. As a member of the Carman Goldeyes Senior team he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. He represented Manitoba at the Canadian Championships in 1971, the Western Canadian Junior Championships in 1972, 1974 and 1975, the Western Canadian Senior Championships in 1984 where they won silver. Since the completion of his playing career in 1986 he has supervised or umpired numerous Provincial and Western Canadian Baseball Championships . He has also umpired professional baseball in the Northern League and the American Association. He has served as Vice President of Umpires for Baseball Manitoba from 1996-1999 and currently serves on the Baseball Manitoba Umpire Committee. Hodgson was selected by the International Baseball Federation to serve as an umpire at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. This was the last Games to include Baseball in the Olympic program.
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