Santo Strikes Out Again With Hall of Fame

Cubs veteran takes honor very seriously

Ron Santo's wait will continue.

Santo missed out on another chance to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame today when he failed to receive the necessary 75% of the vote from the panel of 64 living Hall of Famers.

Many thought this new committee would be Santo's best chance at receiving the honor he's coveted for so long. 

"When I look at this situation, I guess I am more nervous than I have ever been," Santo said recently.

None of the post-1942 nominees received the necessary support to make the Hall of Fame.  Others up for the honor included Joe Torre, Gil Hodges, Dick Allen, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills.

Only one man did manage to make the cut, former Yankees and Indians second baseman Joe Gordon.  Gordon was on the ballot as one of the pre-1942 players, voted on by a smaller, 12-man committee.

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