Gil Hodges

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.

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Gil Hodges had the most homers and RBI of any NL right-hander during the 1950s

Gil Hodges had the most homers and RBI of any NL right-hander during the 1950s

Gil Hodges has quite a case for Cooperstown. During the decade of the 1950s he was dominant. Only teammate Duke Snider hit more than Hodges 310 homers in the 50s. The Brooklyn duo also finished 1 and 2 in RBI for the decade. Hodges appeared in 5 World Series
Hodges earned a ring with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers

Hodges earned a ring with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers

Gil Hodges is best remembered for his years in Brooklyn. His Dodgers brought the city’s only World Series championship in 1955. It’s often forgotten that the first baseman also won a World Series with the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Here Joe Ziegler, assistant to general manager Buzzie Bavas
Hodges earned a World Series ring in the Dodgers second season in LA

Hodges earned a World Series ring in the Dodgers second season in LA

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. The ’59 championship came in the Dodgers second season in Los Angeles. The title helped solidify the LA fan base. Hodges won his th
Hodges asked the '59 ring be made for his wife; his request wasn't accomodated

Hodges asked the '59 ring be made for his wife; his request wasn't accomodated

In the collection is a handwritten letter from Gil Hodges dated eight days after Ziegler’s correspondence. When the team won it all in 1959, Hodges requested that the championship ring be for his wife. That was not possible. Here Hodges writes, “Sorry to hear about the rings for the wive
Hodges managed the '69 Miracle Mets

Hodges managed the '69 Miracle Mets

Gil Hodges spent his first dozen MLB seasons in Brooklyn. When the Dodgers moved west, Hodges came with them. He played four seasons in Los Angeles before being plucked in the expansion draft by the New York Mets. After two seasons with the Mets Hodges was traded to the Washington Senators who appointed him manager. He immediately

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4 responses to “Gil Hodges”

  1. Aaron Henderson says:

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

  2. He should have been elected to the HOF many, many years ago. It needs to be done in 2021!!!!!!!!!

  3. duckymacdonald@hotmail.com says:

    No doubt, a hall of famer!Could he play first base on your team for a decade or more??? H…….M?Was he a base stealer?He could do every thing else.

  4. Tim Springer says:

    Gil Hodges should be in the hall of fame. I believe he batted 4th behind Duke Snider, after Duke batted there wasn’t much left to drive in but look what he did.

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