Not Hall Of Famers Yet


As one who grew up in the shadow of Ebbets Field, I must correct a statement that Gary Rosenblatt made in his excellent column, “Closer To Home: Of Baseball, Family And Faith,” May 18.

He included Carl Erskine and Gil Hodges [as Brooklyn Dodger players later named to] the Hall of Fame. Although Erskine is in the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and Hodges is in the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, neither has yet been elected to Cooperstown. I can only hope that Rosenblatt’s gift for prophecy equals his talent for nostalgia.

Bellmore, L.I.

Editor’s Note: Alas, Rabbi Kushner is correct that Carl Erskine and Gil Hodges have not been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall’s loss.