Ron Santo Elected to Hall of Fame; 5 Reasons It Finally Happened

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Ron Santo Elected to Hall of Fame; 5 Reasons It Finally Happened
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A Year Later, A Wrong is Made Right

Ron Santo is finally a Hall of Fame member. Today, the Veteran's Committee elected Santo (with 15 out of a possible 16 votes in favor), and the longtime Cubs third baseman ended up where he belongs.

This is a mistake that has been ongoing since Santo was first eligible. His production on the field cemented his case as one of baseball's immortals, and his contributions off the field made his induction a foregone conclusion for everyone except the Hall of Fame voters.

While the Veteran's Committee has finally given Santo his due, it was done posthumously, which makes it seem like a sympathy vote, rather than a bona fide selection. Sometimes it takes a death for some to see the truth, and while it's two decades too late, it was the right decision.

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