The Golden Era committee has elected Ron Santo into baseball’s Hall of Fame. For a lot of fans, this has been a long time coming. Santo is the 12th third baseman ever elected to the Hall, and his election came in a landslide, getting 15 of 16 votes from the committee.
Of the other candidates on the Golden Era ballot, Jim Kaat was next closest to election. He got 10 votes and needed 12 for election. Former Yankees starter Allie Reynolds received fewer than three votes.
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