Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ebbets and Gil Hodges Way

Gil Hodges is the Quiet Man and will forever be loved in Brooklyn.  My 1955 Topps Gil Hodges card is one of my most prized possessions. I'd also like to extend a personal thank you to Mrs. Joan Hodges for coming out to Keyspan Park from time to time, and taking in a Brooklyn Cyclones game. Bedford Avenue runs, what was then behind the right field wall of Ebbets Field. I'm one Brooklynite who wishes one day Bedford Ave leads to the Hall of Fame for "The Quiet Man". What could the Veteran's Committee have had against him all this time?  This was a man who at his retirement ranked 10th all-time on the career Home Run List and maintained a .992 fielding percentage.  As a manager, he brought respectability to the Washington Senators and was the pilot of the Miracle Mets of 1969.  A World Championship caliber player in addition to being a Championship caliber manager strikes me as a rather unique Baseball Man; The Quiet Man.

Gil Hodges... Hall of Fame Now!

What say you? Is Gil Hodges a Hall of Famer?

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