11/3 Santo has another chance at HOF

Former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was one of 10 former players named to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Golden Era” ballot, which will be voted on by a special committee Dec. 5 at the Winter Meetings. The committee consists of 16 members, including Hall of Famers, executives, historians and media members. A candidate must receive at least 12 votes to be elected. Santo was a finalist on several occasions through the Veterans Committee. The long time third baseman and broadcaster died last December.

The other finalists on the ballot include Minnie Minoso, Buzzie Bavasi, Jim Katt, Allie Reynolds, Ken Boyer, Luis Tiant, Charlie O. Finley, Gil Hodges and Tony Oliva.

— Carrie Muskat



Please, please, please tell me that neither Joe Morgan, nor Gaylord Perry will be amongst the HOF members who will get to vote. Both of them enjoy knocking Ron Santo. Morgan always hated him, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Perry went and spit on his grave, just like he did every baseball he ever touched. If you know who the HOF voters are, could you let everyone know?

I sure hope he makes it now. He should have made it while he was still alive. Shame on the sports writers.

While I would hope Santo makes it in, I also feel it is a shame that he didn’t while he was still alive. My goodness the man had to sit in agony for umpteen years waiting for that congratulations phone call from the Hall only to be let down every time. My gripe is that while getting in now would be justice, what makes him a better play now, than every other year ? Becuase he passed away, or he gets a new set of voters eyes on his career? Either way I hope they vote Santo in, finally.

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