Gil Hodges Jr. says his family is dealing with “another major disappointment” after his famous father was once again denied entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era committee has failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72.
Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Billy Pierce also are on the ballot. The only non-player is Bob Howsam, the late Cincinnati Reds general manager.
Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 19-10.
Even though it was 40 years ago today, I can remember it like it was yesterday — my father coming into my room to give me the first dose of reality in my childhood life — Gil Hodges, the man who managed my team to a World Championship, had passed away.
Seaver was in many ways the poster child for what baseball was — and what it would become.
For Mets fans, maybe Gil Hodges making the Baseball Hall of Fame would have taken the sting off Jose Reyes’ defection. Well, sorry.
The Mets have a golden opportunity to learn a lot about themselves in the next six weeks. They can fade into the sunset or they can fight through games even though so much is going wrong right now.
Duke Snider, the Hall of Fame center fielder for the charmed “Boys of Summer” who helped the Dodgers bring their elusive and only World Series crown to Brooklyn, died early Sunday, he was 84.
For this episode of By The Numbers I would like to pose the question as to what team is the second-greatest club ever, and how would that determination be made?
Does a player with these credentials belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame?