Like Gil Hodges and Jim Kaat, Ron Santo is one of those borderline HOF candidates that you’d love to see enshrined simply because, sometimes, nice guys should finish first. Doesn’t always work out that way. Santo came up short on the Veterans Ballot today, by just 5 votes. Hodges was 10 votes shy. Kaat 12. Joe Torre failed to draw the required number for induction, but it’s a safe bet he’ll make it down the road for his exploits in the Yankee dugout. Of course, the biggest and most obscene—heck, incomprehensible—snub is Marvin Miller. HELLO!!!
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