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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 percentage lifetime to go with 2,254 hits over 14 seasons. He had a .277 batting average and 1,331 runs batted in.
His Hall of Fame candidacy had topped out at 43 percent of the vote back in 1998, but the veterans' committee decided to give him the nod in a bittersweet moment. Santo had truly hoped to see this day come, but never got the chance.
He was named on 15 of the committee's 16 ballots, needing 12 to get in. Longtime pitcher Jim Kaat just missed getting selected after being named on 10 ballots.
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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...
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...
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.