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Does Ron Santo Deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

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<p> Ron Santo isn't deserving of Hall of Fame status in my mind, but he's ranks well with several players already enshrined.</p>

by Charlie Miller

I guess the Veterans' Committee, which can designate former players for Hall of Fame selection, feels like it needs to elect someone every year. At least that’s the way it seems. Today, the committee announced that Ron Santo, a longtime Chicago Cubs player then broadcaster, has been elected to the Hall of Fame. Santo was a terrific third baseman and clutch hitter. He meant so much to the game and the city of Chicago as a broadcaster after his retirement. But is he a Hall of Famer?