Hodges is also more of a HOF candidate than Cash, though I would not be against seeing Cash inducted. As a power hitting 1B, Hodges' numbers were superior, for the most part, to any other 1B in the game at the time. Cash played his career later than that of Hodges, where he was judged by the likes of Willie McCovey and Harmon Killebrew, among others. Though Cash was a heck of a player, his numbers did not stand out in the way Hodges did. He did managed to have five 30 HR seasons, something to be commended.
Cash later admitted he used a corked bat throughout his career, not just during his 1961 season. Another sign that players have always tried to gain any advantage they can. Many point to the fact that players use steroids and other PEDs to gain advantages. The spitball was used as far back as around the origins of baseball and signs have been stolen on a regular basis since players and coaches started using them.