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Ron Santo elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee
Ron Santo elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee

Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo has been elected to the Hall of Fame, gaining 15 of 16 votes from the Hall’s Golden Era Committee to gain induction after failing to get enough support on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot or from the previous versions of the Veterans Committee. Santo, whose combination of power and defensive savvy made him one of the best all-around infielders of his generation, benefitted from the Hall’s decision to switch from a straight vote of the living Hall of Famers to a set of three committees covering different eras of the sport. “The numbers are there,’’ said committee member Billy Williams. “Everybody sees...

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