Gil Hodges should be in the Hall of Fame:
Here is my the story that aired last night on 790KABC as part of the Lasorda At His Best series presented by Skechers:
I thank God that I was fortunate enough to be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame as a manager. But there is a guy, a ballplayer, who should be in the Hall of Fame and he isn’t.
And that is Gil Hodges.
His record is second to nobody. He drove in 100+ runs 10 or 12 years I think. He was also one of the best fielding first basemen in the game, and he just can’t get voted in.
I hope the people who vote understand the Hodges was an outstanding ballplayer, and an outstanding man who deserves to have his plaque hanging in Cooperstown amongst Baseball’s immortals.
He played the game with so much intensity, and so much class. After he retired as a player he managed the Mets, and brought a team that nobody thought had a chance to the World Series.
So I say to all of you who vote, or are just fans, please get Gil Hodges into the Hall of Fame.