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December 07, 2021

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Great piece. The induction was long overdue, and it is splendid that Gil goes in to join his teammates Snider, Reese, Campanella, Robinson, Koufax, and Drysdale. (In the Brooklyn Dodgers hall of fame, if there were such a thing, they'd be joined, too, by Junior Gilliam, Carl Furillo, and Johnny Podres.) I remember the home runs Hodges hit to help LA beat the Chisox in the 1959 World Series. And I completely agree that the individual's whole resume is what should count. Gil Hodges was, as manager, the peerless leader of the 1969 World Champion Mets, as much a face of the team as Tom Seaver, and he also did pretty well in his arguments with umpires in that series, as I am sure youy remember. Thanks for writing this article.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
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of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
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