Gil Hodges, Buck O’Neil among six elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Gil Hodges, Dollar O’Neil amongst 6 chosen to Baseball Hall of Popularity initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston

6 brand-new plaques will quickly await Cooperstown.

Bud Fowler, Gil Hodges, Jim Katt, Minnie Miñoso, Tony Oliva and Dollar O’Neil were chosen to the National Baseball Hall of Popularity following Sunday’s committee conferences.

The 6 were chosen by the committees representing their period — with O’Neil and Fowler being caused by the Early Baseball committee (1871-1949) and Miñoso, Hodges, Katt and Oliva by the Golden Days committee (1950-1969). In order to be chosen, 12 votes were required from the particular 16-person committee.

Hodges struck .273 with 370 crowning achievement and 1,274 RBIs in his 18-year profession, that included 7 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 likewise supervisor of the “Miracle Mets,” who won the 1969 World Series.

Hodges, who passed away in 1972 at the age of 47, has actually been on a Hall of Popularity tally 34 times and got more votes without being preserved than any other individual, per The Athletic.

O’Neil was a three-time All-Star initially baseman in the Negro Leagues throughout his 10-year profession with the Memphis Red Sox and Kansas City Monarchs. He ended up being a scout with the Chicago Cubs and went on to end up being the very first Black coach on an American League or National League lineup. He was likewise the creator of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Fowler, who made his launching in 1878 in the International Association, is thought to be the very first Black expert baseball gamer. Mostly a pitcher and 2nd baseman, Fowler was a real leader for the sport. Fittingly, he when resided in Cooperstown.

Miñoso’s profession started in the Negro Leagues prior to investing 17 seasons in MLB, mostly with the Chicago White Sox. The nine-time All-Star had actually a .299 profession average, gathering 2,110 hits.

Katt, a lefthanded pitcher, won 283 video games and 16 Gold Gloves throughout his 25-year profession prior to ending up being a long time broadcaster. Katt, who invested 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, won 20-plus video games in a season on 3 celebrations.

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

Cock Allen, a previous slugger for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox who passed away last December, fell one vote shy of enshrinement.

The 6 most recent members of the Hall will formally take their location in Cooperstown on July 24, 2022. They’ll be signed up with by those chosen in late January by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.