Ron Santo will appear on the Veteran’s Committee ballot for the Hall of Fame this year and has a good chance to be elected. Should Santo win election, it will be the second year in a row in which a favorite of more quantitatively oriented fans and writers will have been elected to the Hall of Fame. This will be good news for Lou Whitaker, Tim Raines and others. If I had a vote, I would also support the late Santo who was one of the best third baseman in the game when he was playing, is still among the very best ever to play that position and was a beloved announcer and community figure in Chicago during his post-playing days.
Written by Lincoln Mitchell On In Baseball Tagged Hall of Fame, Ron Santo, Lou Whitaker, Tim Raines, Ozzie Smith, Luis Aparicio, Joe Tinker, Boog Powell, Will Clark, Norm Cash, Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Graig Nettles, Buddy Bell, Bill Madlock, Darrell Evans, Hoyt Wilhelm, Tom Glavine, Dave Kingman, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Delgado