7/22 It’s Santo’s day

Legendary Cubs third baseman and longtime WGN Radio broadcaster Ron Santo will be posthumously enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., today. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. CT. Santo was voted into the Hall last Dec. 5 by the Golden Era Ballot Committee.

On Sunday, the Cubs will wear No. 10 patches on their jerseys to commemorate Santo’s election into the Hall.

* In the 15 Major League seasons of Santo’s playing career with the Cubs (1960-73) and White Sox (1974), he was one of four players to amass 2,000 hits, 300 home runs and 1,300 RBIs, joining fellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson and Billy Williams.

* Including Santo, a total of 47 former Cubs players, managers and executives have earned enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

– Carrie Muskat 

5 Comments

Santo <3 :) you finally get your dream!

What are you talking about with the 2000, 300, 1,300 comment? There are many more than 4 players who fit into that category.

i think she’s trying to make it an era-specific stat. so if you read closely, it says from 1960-1974.

It reads better that he was one of only four…kind of like Soriano’s stats read better when eliminating the beginning of the season…”since May 15th Sorano has….”

lol yes there are dozens of players with same or better numbers. Some are still playing. But he was one of the best third basemen in the game and the best to not be in the hall of fame.

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