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2008-12-08 19:11
by Bob Timmermann

In Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times, his lead paragraph is:

Joe Gordon, a nine-time All-Star second baseman for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians from 1938 to 1950, was elected today to the Hall of Fame by a vote of a veterans committee. But former Dodgers stars Gil Hodges and Maury Wills and current Dodgers Manager Joe Torre all fell short of enshrinement.

There were actually three other players who had Dodger ties on the two Veterans Committee ballots. Dick Allen and Al Oliver weren't Dodgers for a long period of time, but they did indeed play for the Dodgers. And Dick, called Richie at the time, was one of my first Dodger heroes back in 1971.

However, Bill Dahlen played in seven seasons for the Dodgers (five of them fulltime) as one of the best shortstops in the NL. However, Dahlen had the misfortune of playing from 1891-1911. Dahlen also managed the Dodgers from 1910-1913. Cyril Morong, who sponsors Dahlen's page, wrote about Dahlen missing out on the Hall of Fame.

Wes Ferrell also pitched one game for the Dodgers in 1940.

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