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The Inside Dirt on the 1962 Mets

If you are the fan of any baseball team, then at least once you have had a horrid season.  The type of season that no matter what you do you can just not shake the memory.   383 more words

National League

Gil Hodges - A Hall of Fame Life

Genuine humility is a hard quality to find in baseball today.  With mega money contracts and endorsement deals, being humble will cost a player some dough.   543 more words

Hall Of Fame

The Dodgers' first true catcher-second baseman could be Austin Barnes

Dodgers who have played catcher and second or third base 

By Jon Weisman

Twelve players in Dodger history have played both catcher and second base. Ten have played catcher, second and third. 509 more words

Minor Leagues

Jackie & Me - April 15, 1947

 Jackie & Me – April 15, 1947

On an early April 15th 1947 morning, a 28-year old rookie left his tiny quarters at the McAlpin Hotel. 843 more words

Gil Hodges

My Fake Ballot for the Veterans Committee

For the players who made my fake ballot for the writers, click here. For those who didn’t, click here.

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance also held a fake election for the Veterans Committee (VC) ballot. 3,476 more words

Gil Hodges (1955 - Topps #187)

Gilbert Ray “Gil” Hodges was a first baseman who played most of his 18 year career (1943, ’47 – ’63) with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles (he spent 3 years in the Marines during WWII). 86 more words

VJP Legends

Eight Facts about the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting History

Every January we learn which baseball players will be the center of attention at Hall of Fame Week in Cooperstown during the summer. Baseball writers are asked to cast their ballots and we learn the results only days after the new year has begun. 454 more words

Facts And History