Unfortunately for Santo, it’s better late than never.
Major League Baseball’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 22, in Cooperstown, New York.
On July 21, the Hall will present two awards for media excellence — its own Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters and the BBWAA’s J. G. Taylor Spink Award for writers.
The induction class consists of former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, who was elected by the Veterans Committee and former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who was elected by the BBWAA.
As for Santo, I can only say one thing ... It’s about time.
Santo played (1960-1974) 14 years for the Cubs and in his career, he belted 342 home runs, drove in 1,331 runs and had a lifetime batting average of .277. He was also in the top five voting for the Rookie of the Year in 1960, and was a nine-time All ...