Ron Santo Snubbed By Veterans Committee ... Again

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee failed, once again, to acknowledge one of the top ten (at the very least) third basemen in baseball history by passing over Ron Santo for induction, in a vote announced on the Hall of Fame website today. Santo got 60.9% of the vote.

The VC did elect Joe Gordon, who was on the pre-1943 ballot (Santo was on a separate list of post-1943 players). Frankly, I didn't think there was anyone else on the list of eligible players for this vote as qualified as Santo, so I don't think the committee did its work well.

Santo said, on the retirement of his Cubs #10 on September 28, 2003, that "this is my Hall of Fame". Unfortunately, he'll probably have to settle for that.

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