Santo earned baseball's top honor

July, 19, 2012
7/19/12
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO --Glenn Beckert was in his second season with the Cubs and on a road trip in San Francisco in the spring of 1966, when he woke up a little earlier than usual and discovered his roommate giving himself an injection.

"He was hitting .365 and I was hitting .210," Beckert recalled, "so I said, 'Where are those needles? I'm not going to be here much longer if I don't get my batting average up.'"

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Anthony Rizzo
BA HR RBI R
.285 25 55 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Rizzo 25
RBIA. Rizzo 55
RA. Rizzo 71
OPSA. Rizzo .925
WJ. Hammel 8
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOJ. Hammel 104