Gil Hodges

Birthdate 04/04/1924
Death Date 04/02/1972
Debut Year 1943
Year of Induction
Teams Dodgers, Mets
Positions First Base, Manager

Should Gil Hodges be in the Hall? He led all Major League first baseman in hits, runs, total bases, homers and RBI during the decade of the 1950s. 

In the collection:

File copy letter to Gil Hodges about 1959 World Series ring

File copy letter to Gil Hodges about 1959 World Series ring

Gil Hodges is best remembered for his years in Brooklyn, but he also won a World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here Joe Ziegler, assistant to general manager Buzzie Bavasi writes to Hodges in part, “Buzzie has asked me to write to you about the World Series ring he was
A ring size card for 1959 World Series rings

A ring size card for 1959 World Series rings

Joe Zeigler enclosed this ring card for Hodges to use to accurately measure the size of his ring finger. The card is from L.G. Balfour Company from Attleboro, Ma. Hodges won the second of his three consecutive Gold Glove Awards in 1958, slugging 22 homers along the way. It was his second World Serie
Handwritten letter from Hodges

Handwritten letter from Hodges

In the collection is a handwritten letter from Gil Hodges dated eight days after Ziegler’s correspondence. Here Hodges writes, “Sorry to hear about the rings for the wives. That’s life. My ring size is 13. Best regards to everyone, Gil Hodges.” Hodges remains a fan favorite and a strong candidate for Cooperstown.
Gil Hodges autographed photo from Sport Magazine

Gil Hodges autographed photo from Sport Magazine

A Sport Magazine photo with a smiling Gil Hodges has the players autograph just above the “Dodgers” script. Hodges remains second on the Dodger franchise All Time list for homers (361), and RBI (1254). Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Sinder sits atop both lists.
A young Vin Scully holds court with Gil Hodges and other

A young Vin Scully holds court with Gil Hodges and other

Vin Scully was the Dodger play-by-play announcer from 1950 through 2016. Among his personal favorites were Giants Mel Ott, Willie Mays. Going back to Brooklyn, Gil Hodges ranked near the top. Scully was clear throughout the years about his

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One response to “Gil Hodges”

  1. Aaron Henderson says:

    I truly think that he should have already been in the hall.

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