At last – Ron Santo has finally been elected posthumously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It took way to long – 32 years, but he will finally become a member of that elite class in July 2012. Santo received 15 of 16 votes (93.8%) of the “Golden Era Committee” to get the nod. Nominees need at least 75% of the vote (12 votes) in order to be elected. Pitcher Jim Kaat received 12 votes; Minnie Minoso and Gil Hodges each received 9 votes.
We’ll have more on this in the coming days, but we’re so happy for Ron and his family! We miss you Ronnie!
Go Cubs Go!