Friday, January 28 2022

Gil Hodges, Buck O’Neil among six elected to Baseball Hall of Fame originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Six new plaques will soon hang in Cooperstown.

Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Katt, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva and Buck O’Neil were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame following Sunday’s committee meetings.

The six were elected by the committees representing their era — with O’Neil and Fowler being induced by the Early Baseball committee (1871-1949) and Minoso, Hodges, Katt and Oliva by the Golden Days committee (1950-1969). In order to be elected, 12 votes were needed from the respective 16-person committee.

Hodges hit .273 with 370 home runs and 1,274 RBIs in his 18-year career, which included seven straight 100-plus RBI seasons from 1949 to 1955. The eight-time All-Star won the World Series with the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers and 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers. Hodges was also manager of the “Miracle Mets,” who won the 1969 World Series.

Hodges, who died in 1972 at the age of 47, has been on a Hall of Fame ballot 34 times and received more votes without being enshrined than any other person, per The Athletic.

O’Neil was a three-time All-Star first baseman in the Negro Leagues during his 10-year career with the Memphis Red Sox and Kansas City Monarchs. He became a scout with the Chicago Cubs and went on to become the first Black coach on an American League or National League roster. He was also the founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Fowler, who made his debut in 1878 in the International Association, is believed to be the first Black professional baseball player. Primarily a pitcher and second baseman, Fowler was a true pioneer for the sport. Fittingly, he once lived in Cooperstown.

Miñoso’s career began in the Negro Leagues before spending 17 seasons in MLB, primarily with the Chicago White Sox. The nine-time All-Star had a .299 career average, collecting 2,110 hits.

Katt, a lefthanded pitcher, won 283 games and 16 Gold Gloves during his 25-year career before becoming a longtime broadcaster. Katt, who spent 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, won 20-plus games in a season on three occasions.

Oliva, an eight-time All-Star outfielder for the Twins, was a three-time batting champion.

Dick Allen, a former slugger for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox who died last December, fell one vote shy of enshrinement.

The six newest members of the Hall will officially take their place in Cooperstown on July 24, 2022. They’ll be joined by those elected in late January by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

How to watch Rockets vs. Pelicans: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Sunday's NBA game

Next

Rockets react as Christian Wood, Eric Gordon lead sixth straight win

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Controversial Kane set to sign with Oilers

It will be Edmonton for Evander, indeed. According to multiple insider reports, controversial forward Evander Kane is expected to sign a one-year pro-rated contract for the remainder of the season with the Edmonton Oilers. The deal is worth $750k. It includes a signing bonus worth $625k and equates to a $2.1 million salary hit, Sportsnet’s […]

Read More

Scouting the Nationals’ top international signings Cristhian Vaquero, Armando Cruz

Scouting the Nats’ top international signings Vaquero, Cruz originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The baseball offseason may have been forced to a halt due the ongoing lockout, but one winter event still managed to go on without a hitch: the start of the international signing period. Among the teams that made a splash were […]

Read More

United States men’s national soccer team Concacaf World Cup qualifier vs. El Salvador: Live stream and TV info, USMNT roster

The USMNT continues its quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup when it takes on El Salvador at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday night. Columbus has long been a comfortable home venue for the U.S. men’s national soccer team. The USMNT has a 8-1-2 record in World Cup qualifiers played in Columbus, […]

Read More