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Monday, December 5, 2011
Timing isn't everything for Santo honor

By Melissa Isaacson

That there are Chicago Cubs Fans Monday who were furious and heartbroken over the news that Ron Santo was voted into the Hall of Fame posthumously, only underscores the Santo phenomenon.

And he is a phenomenon, both in life and death.

The Santo Hall of Fame argument was always obscured by discussion over his statistics, both traditional and otherwise. It was and is about more than that, which is why his induction was up there with all the great Hall of Fame debates.

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