Found December 06, 2011 on The Flagrant Fan:
The Web is flowing with Hall of Fame posts. Ron Santo was just elected by the veteran's committee, which is a great thing. But that body also left out a couple of deserving candidates. Bill over at The Platoon Advantage bounced off of a Rob Neyer piece and asked who the next Ron Santo should be. The great Bob Netherton of On the Outside Corner made an excellent case for Ken Boyer. Graham Womack is doing some nice things with his collection of the best players not in the Hall of Fame. This Fan hates to be left out and has his own candidate: Graig Nettles. Yes, the Yankees are over-represented in the Hall of Fame. But Nettles also played the early part of his career with the Indians and a few good seasons with the San Diego Padres before he hung up his spikes. But if you look at Nettles as an offensive player, you might be sorely disappointed by his traditional numbers. His career slash line of .248/.329/.421 will not exactly make you giddy with excitement. But there are two thing...

BP Unfiltered: Overdue Justice: Cooperstown Finds Room for Santo by Jay Jaffe

One of the creepier truths of the music industry is that death is a good career move. The attention surrounding the passing of an artist brings new attention to his or her body of work, offering not only a chance for critical reassessment but also commercial gain — at least for whomever is left behind to enjoy its benefits. Such a parallel may be the most charitable way to assess...

Was the Ron Santo HOF Induction Really Deserved?

I know this post may not make any friends, but I want to ask the question of whether Ron Santo really did deserve to be inducted to the Hall of Fame. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Santo Elected To Cooperstown- About Damn Time...

((HT: MyFoxChicago))One of the biggest homers in the history of homers finally got his due...Chicago Cubs infielder Ron Santo, who went on to be a fixture in the radio booth, was elected to the baseball hall of fame by the Veterans Committee...While the HQ thinks this is very cool, it took entirely too long...Here's the early part of the story from Chicago...Ron Santo Elected...

Cubs' Ron Santo Voted into Hall of Fame

One of Chicago's baseball greats has been voted into the Hall of Fame. The Hall's Golden Era Committee announced Monday Ron Santo was chosen among 10 candidates to get the designation. Santo, who passed away Dec. 3, 201, will be inducted on July 22. Hall of Fame candidates must receive votes on 75 percent of the ballot to be elected. Twelve votes were needed, and Santo...

Ron Santo elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans' committee

Up above, see the live footage from the blog where we brought you the announcement that Ron Santo had been selected to the Hall of Fame. Some early news here this morning concerning longtime Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, a Seattle native who died a year ago this week after complications from diabetes. Santo was a nine-time all-star who posted an .826 on-base-plus-slugging...

Vicki Santo: ‘We dared to dream’

Ron Santo considered his retired No. 10 Cubs jersey flying over Wrigley Field in 2003 as his “hall of fame,” failing three times to win induction into Cooperstown as a veteran player. That it finally happened Monday, a year and two days after his death, made it bittersweet but no less thrilling...

Cubs icon Santo elected to Hall of Fame

Chicago Cubs icon Ron Santo finally got his due Monday, being voted into baseball's Hall of Fame just a little more than a year after his death.

Veterans make Hall call for Santo look easy

Maybe Ron Santo was somewhere in the room Sunday. Maybe that’s what it finally took to get the long-deserved call to the Hall of Fame.

Santo makes Hall of Fame; Boyer falls far short

DALLAS • Former Chicago Cubs star third baseman Ron Santo is in. And former Cardinals star third baseman Ken Boyer, for several years a contemporary of Santo's, is not.

Santo's family, friends celebrate Hall of Fame voting

Ron Santo’s family and friends rejoiced Monday at the news he’d finally made it into the Hall of Fame.

Rodney Dangerfield Got No Respect? Gil Hodges Overlooked For Hall Of Fame (Again)

What has seemed to be an event every few years, once again Dodger and Mets (Manager) great Gil Hodges is denied election into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. On Monday (December 5th) the Golden Era Committee announced that Hodges did not receive the required votes. The Committee votes on players no longer on the ballot who played between 1947 and 1972. Cubs 3B Ron Santo did finally gain
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