Archive - Dec 6, 2008

The Hall of Fame Case for Ron Santo (Part 2 of 3)

On Monday December 8th, the Baseball
Hall of Fame will
announce
the voting results of the Veterans Committee
.
 
In a three part series, guest columnist and reader, “Dying Cub Fan”
takes a look at the candidacy of former Cubs third basemen, Ron
Santo. We ran this piece two years ago, but it's lost in Internet limbo
and well, Santo deserves it, so we're running it again. Plus,
the voting process has changed this year, as there are only 10 players for the committee to consider, so here's hoping this is the year.  You can join the revolution on Facebook as well.


 

Brooks
Robinson

In 1964, third
basemen won the MVP award in both the American League and the
National League. Brooks
Robinson
won in the AL, playing for an Oriole team
that won 97 games and finished third, and Ken
Boyer
won in the NL, playing for the Cardinals, who
won 93 games and the pennant. The Cubs won 76 games and finished
8th. Santo had a better year than either Robinson or Boyer and
finished 8th in MVP balloting. 6

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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 52 min 7 sec ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 59 min 34 sec ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 2 hours 4 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 3 hours 46 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 3 hours 49 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 4 hours 3 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 4 hours 20 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 4 hours 21 min ago view
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    jacos 4 hours 21 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 4 hours 22 min ago view
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    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
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    crunch 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 4 hours 42 min ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 4 hours 45 min ago view