- Gene Wojciechowski, Senior Writer
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Thirty-two heartbreaking and unnecessary years. That's how long it took for Ron Santo to be elected -- finally -- to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Santo had toupees older than that. He might not have been a first-ballot candidate, but he sure as hell shouldn't have been a 20th-ballot one.
Ron Santo's election into the Hall of Fame was shamefully late.