The Lovable Losers Of 1962

The 1961 MLB Expansion Draft was held by Major League Baseball on October 10, 1961 to fill the rosters of the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s. The Mets and the Colt .45s (later renamed the Astros) were the new franchises which would enter the league in the 1962 season. The pool of…

Ten Named To Golden Era Ballot For Baseball HOF Election

Nine former major league players and one former executive comprise the 10-name Golden Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 8 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva,…

Gil Hodges Belongs In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

The Cyclones sponsored an online petition back in 2002 to help keep Gil Hodges name in the public to help make people aware of his contributions to the great game of baseball, but they and the Mets have not done something similar since then so Bill Hall, a fellow believer that Gil Hodges should be inducted into…