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Buzzie Bavasi, Gil Hodges among finalists for Hall of Fame vote

Hodges_275The veterans review committee has announced 10 candidates for the Hall of Fame, including former Dodgers executive Buzzie Bavasi and first base star Gil Hodges.

Third baseman Ken Boyer, best known for his days as a Cardinal, finished his career with the Dodgers and was also nominated.

The candidates are from what the Hall has designated as the "Golden Era" (1947-72) and will be voted on at baseball’s winter meetings Dec. 5. A candidate must receive at least 75% of the veterans committee’s vote.

Included in the 16-member committee are ex-Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda and former Dodgers pitchers Don Sutton and Juan Marichal.

Bavasi spent 17 seasons as the Dodgers' general manager, directing them to four World Series titles and eight National League pennants. He went on to lead the Angels and Padres.

Hodges spent 18 years with the Dodgers and was an eight-time All-Star. He ended his career with the Mets and later managed them.

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-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Gil Hodges in 1956. Credit: Associated Press

 
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