Tag Archives: Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Gil Hodges (1924-72) was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month. This overdue honor makes him the fifth member of The Boys of Summer ensconced in the Cooperstown hall. I would have written shrine, but Walter O’Malley’s also there. The other four are Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, and…

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Baseball Hall of Fame Permanently Contaminated

Walter O’Malley was recently inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. If you grew up in Brooklyn when the Brooklyn Dodgers were still there as I did there is no worse villain than Walter O’Malley. O’Malley’s  election to baseball’s Hall of Fame is as apposite as the Pope bestowing sainthood on Vladimir Putin. If you ask…

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