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Created 58 years ago with the idea of rectifying oversights of the Baseball Hall of Fame voters, the Veterans Committee has undergone a series of alterations in an effort to help it reach that goal.
Finally, the Hall of Fame, in its sixth alteration of the voting process, found a winning combination.
With the announcement on Monday that the late Ron Santo, a Gold Glove-winning, All-Star third baseman with the Chicago Cubs, will be inducted during the ceremonies next July came a validation of the most recent alterations to the Veterans Committee.
Trial and error finally hit the target.
From a body of 11 Hall of Famers who voted every other year on players who had been denied admission to Cooperstown by veteran members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, the size of the committee has been tweaked and the format for candidate selection has been overhauled -- thankfully.
The old, singular Veterans Committee is no more. Now, three separate committees judge three distinct...
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((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...
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...
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.
Ron Santo’s family and friends rejoiced Monday at the news he’d finally made it into the Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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...
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...