Once again the Hall of Fame’s Veterans Committee has failed to elect former Mets managing legend Gil Hodges to the Hall. Hodges received just “three or fewer votes.”
In its announcement on Tuesday, the committee said no one met the 75% threshold, or 12 votes, for enshrinement.
The continued absence of Hodges is baffling. He received more votes than any other player who has not been elected. And he continues to be ignored by the veterans.
When Hodges retired he was in the top 10 all-time in home runs. He was a leader on those great Dodgers teams. And of course he led the 1969 Mets to an improbable world championship.
This is just ridiculous.