Saturday, October 10, 2015

TURN BACK THE CLOCK 1950: GIL HODGES SLAMS FOUR HOMERS IN ONE GAME!

Here's a tribute of sorts to a guy that in my opinion should be in the Hall of Fame: Gil Hodges, longtime cog in those awesome Brooklyn Dodger teams of the late-40's and 1950's:


On August 31st, 1950 against the Boston Braves, all Hodges did was go five-for-six with four homers and nine runs batted in!
This awesome offensive attack led the Dodgers to a 19-3 win, shockingly at the hands of Hall of Fame Braves starting pitcher Warren Spahn!
I still cannot figure out why he never got into the Hall, as he was a MAJOR part of those "Bum" Dodger teams, slamming 370 career homers, driving in 100+ runs seven years in a row between 1949-1955, and topping 30+ homers six times.
Later on he went on to a managerial career that includes one of the all-time great surprises in Major League ball, leading the "Miracle Mets" over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles in 1969.
You think all these accomplishments would warrant induction, even all these years later (???).

2 comments:

  1. I agree 1000% that Gil belongs in the Hall of Fame! It never ceases to amaze me.

    Also, I absolutely love this blog!

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  2. For a while, I have felt that a player should get into the Hall based on Playing Career + Managerial Career. Gil and Joe Torre were the poster boys for that...But now that Joe got in the Hall as a manager, it might be even harder for Hodges to make it in the future.

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