3B Ron Santo has been elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee. Unfortunately, they waited too long for him to enjoy it, as he died at the age of 70 in 2010, due to complications from diabetes. Santo played 15 years in the majors leagues (14 with the Cubs, 1 with the White Sox). He played in 2,243 games in his major league career and he was 2,254 of 8,143 (.277 avg, .826 OPS) with 1,138 runs scored, 342 homers, 1,331 RBIs and 35 stolen bases. Santo played in 9 All-Star Games with the Cubbies and he won 5 Gold Gloves at the hot corner. Santo was a good all-around player, and he deserves his place in Cooperstown, New York, where he will live forever.
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