In 1969, manager Gil Hodges walks out to left field and removes Cleon Jones from the game for not hustling. Many believe it is the turning point of the season for Jones, and possibly the Mets.
I can’t see any manager doing that these days, especially with the egos of today’s player. Willie Randolph pulled Jose Reyes, but I can’t see him walking out to shortstop to take him out of the game.
Does anybody remember Hodges doing that? Can you see any manager doing that these days?