Found December 05, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
After 30 years of waiting in vain, the late Cubs icon Ron Santo is at long last a Hall of Famer. The Cubs icon was elected today, receiving 15 of 16 votes cast by the Golden Era Committee. He was the only one deemed worthy by the committee, with White Sox great Minnie Minoso coming up three votes shy. When the results were announced, you could almost hear all of Chicago let out a sign and say "Well it's about damn time." And really, it is about damn time. Santo was one of the best third basemen of his era, a defensive whiz who could hit for power and average. That he wasn't elected during his lifetime is one of the great fallacies in the history of the Hall of Fame. Today, the Cubs honored the best third baseman in team history with a simple gesture. One more time, the team put his name in lights on the iconic red marquee, hanging flags bearing his name on either side and from the flagpole atop the centerfield scoreboard, a simple tribute to a man beloved ...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...
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