Ron Santo elected to HOF

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    Ron Santo elected to Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee

    Good player but not Hall of Fame material

    Never won an MVP or lead the league in any category
    And we know he never led his team to a championship
    His lifetime stats are not that great

    342 HR 1331 RBI .277 BA. 2254 hits in 15 years
     
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    I wish Ron was still here to receive the phone call.

    Congrats Ron...
     
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    Santo was the guy who would hit hard when it did not matter but could not come through in the clutch.

    Bad election.
     
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    Well, he was a Cub
     
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    :lol: With Billy Williams and Ernie Banks!
     
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    When you played the Cubs, you worried about facing guys like Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins. Ron Santo wasn't high on your "how are we going to stop this guy?" list

    Do the Cubs of the 60s and early 70s deserve to have four Hall of Fame players?

    They weren't that good
     
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    I am not so sure about Billy, but no doubt about Ernie and Fergie.
     
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    Good Post
     
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    i dont think he belongs and forgetting him for a moment its time to get rid of these old timers and vets committees. they may once have served a purpose but they dont any longer. at one point it was a good idea to go back and take a look at guys who played long before the HOF was established and no one had seen play so maybe they got overlooked. But now? No way. Santo was on the ballot for 15 years and never got CLOSE -- 43% is the best he ever did. Those whpo watched him and covered him found him wanting time and time again. We dont need a bunch of players / cronies getting in a room and giving him and others who didnt make it thru the front door a chance to sneak in thru the back door.
    enough of this crap
     
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    I agree. The veterans committee made sense when you had 50 years of veterans who played before there was a HOF. It also made sense for Negro league players.

    Right now, it is a back door entry into the HOF for those who were not good enough.

    Santo was a good player, but not HOF material. He got in because he died of cancer and was a big Chicago Cub booster. Four Hall of famers from those crappy Cub teams from the 60s and 70s is a joke
     

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