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Gil Hodges on the clock...

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Gil Hodges, the manager of the World Champion '69 Mets has a chance to make it to the Hall of Fame when the Veterans comittee announces its latest class.  He finished his career with 370 HRs and 1274 RBIs. Put Hodges in the Hall! He fell just 11 ballots short of making in the last vote.

Hodges also had seven consecutive 100-RBI seasons, an achievement matched in the National League only by Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Mel Ott.

His home run total of 370 is only nine fewer than Hall of Famer Tony Perez, despite Hodges having 2,748 fewer at-bats.

Speaking of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson will receive the Congressional gold medal at the United States Capitol Building in Washington today.