Not this comes as a surprise but, Santo wasn’t voted in by the Veterans Committee.
And as I mentioned last week, I’m through getting worked up about HOF inductions…simply put, it’s a joke.
ESPN baseball writer Rob Neyer has an interesting take on the voting….below I pasted his coments about Santo.
R. Neyer – “Ron Santo is the best and most deserving candidate on the post-1942 ballot. Santo was an All-Star nine times, more than anyone else on the ballot. He hit 342 home runs, which at the time of his retirement was No. 2 all-time among third basemen. Santo also drew so many walks that he finished with a .362 on-base percentage, higher than those of Jim Rice and Andre Dawson. The one legitimate knock against Santo is he was washed up at 34, but before that he was perhaps the most durable third baseman ever. He has my whole-hearted endorsement.”