Ron Santo voted into Hall of Fame

Ron Santo voted into Hall of Fame

DALLAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The late Ron Santo, a longtime Chicago Cub who hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves in a 15-year career, has been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Torre, Santo, Wills make Hall of Fame bid

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former MVP and current Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre is among 10 retired players making a bid this year for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

No veterans choices for BB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Cub Ron Santo came closest but for the third consecutive time the Veterans Committee didn't elect any ex-player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

No players chosen by Hall Vets Committee

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that no candidates were elected to the hall by the Veterans Committee for the second straight year.

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Baseball group adds no new members

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No one made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday in balloting by the revamped Veterans Committee.

Hall of Fame announcement due Wednesday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller and Joe Torre could be the first beneficiaries of the revamped voting procedures employed by the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.

Los Angeles 16, Milwaukee 3

MILWAUKEE, May 23 (UPI) -- Shawn Green homered four times to match a major league record and went 6-for-6 with six runs scored and seven RBI, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 16-3 rou
Gil Hodges

As Player

As Manager

Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was the major leagues' outstanding first baseman in the 1950s, with teammate Duke Snider being the only player to have more home runs or runs batted in during the decade. His 370 career home runs set a National League (NL) record for right-handed hitters, and briefly ranked tenth in major league history; he held the NL record for career grand slams from 1957 to 1974. He anchored the infield on six pennant winners, and remains one of the most beloved and admired players in team history. A sterling defensive player, he won the first three Gold Glove Awards and led the NL in double plays four times and in putouts, assists and fielding percentage three times each. He ranked second in NL history with 1,281 assists and 1,614 double plays when his career ended, and was also among the league's career leaders in games (6th, 1,908) and total chances (10th, 16,751) at first base. He managed the New York Mets to the 1969 World Series title, one of the greatest upsets in Series history, before his untimely death in 1972.

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