Baseball Crank
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December 5, 2011
BASEBALL: Santo Goes In

The Veterans Committee elects the late Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, almost a year to the day after his death. Here's my April 2010 column on the great 3B, which rated him #6 all time and unquestionably a worthy inductee.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:33 AM | Baseball 2011 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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I've always thought that the reason he never got voted in was that there would then be 4 Cubs in the Hall from a team that won nothing. If they had held on in 1969, he walks in 20 years ago.

It's the same reason Edgar Martinez won't get in for a good long while, if at all.

Posted by: Zufall at December 7, 2011 3:21 PM

I hadn't read your HBT column previously and was curious as to how you would regard Santo. Your HoF case for him is very persuasive.

One other item in the "who'd a thunk it" column -- you and I both considering George Brett as one of our favorite players.

Posted by: Magrooder at December 7, 2011 9:37 PM
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