Ron Santo the Third Baseman; Ron Santo the Broadcaster; Ron Santo the Baseball Hall of Famer

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Ron Santo is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Posthumously recognized as an all-time great, Santo is a hold-over from the Golden Age of Baseball. In 15 seasons Santo compiled a .277 BA and 342 HRs. Truly a fan favorite in Chicago. For years Cubs fans and baseball purists have advocated for Santo’s election to the hall. Today those voices cheer, albeit with heavy hearts.

Somewhere, up there Ron is smiling down and celebrating in his own unique style. The Outfield congratulates the late Ron Santo and his family.

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2 thoughts on “Ron Santo the Third Baseman; Ron Santo the Broadcaster; Ron Santo the Baseball Hall of Famer

  1. I’m glad Santo is in as well. I have to say, though, that the designation “Golden Era” to describe a couple of decades worth of players in the middle of the 20th century really bugs me. Just because one particular generation came of age during those years doesn’t make this some sort of Golden Age. Every fan has his favorite era. Mine lasted from around 1973-88. I have a friend who is over 80 years old who remembers the 1930’s as the best decade for baseball.
    Still, it’s good that the Old Timers Gang finally got one right.
    Bill

    • The Golden Age also reflects the overall sentiment in the US at the time. The victory in WWII, the beginning of the baby boom, the spread of suburbia all contributed to the idea of the Golden Age. Not to mention DiMaggio, Mays, Snider, Mantle, Robinson, and others were on the field. I think you have to take each era for it’s own merits.

      Thanks for reading,

      Vince

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