Monday, December 8, 2008. (AP) -- Former second baseman Joe Gordon has been elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
The late Gordon was a nine-time All-Star with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. He played on five World Series championship teams and retired in 1950.
Gordon was the only person elected Monday on a ballot of players who began their careers before 1943.
Ron Santo, Gil Hodges and Joe Torre fell well short of the 75 percent needed for election to Cooperstown.
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