John Hodges (Australia)

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John R. Hodges

Biographical Information[edit]

John Hodges hit .222/.282/.250 for the Australian national team in the 1978 Amateur World Series, not far below the team line of .225/.291/.296. He fielded .939 while playing second and short regularly, splitting second with Garry Williams and short with Graham Ward. He led the team with 3 steals, but was caught twice. He was also with Australia for the 1980 Amateur World Series and 1981 Intercontinental Cup. He won the Helms Award in 1981 as the MVP of the Claxton Shield; his Victoria team won their first title in seven years. His son Jarrod Hodges later played pro ball.

Sources: Defunct IBAF site, Flintoff and Dunn