Hall of injustice

Ron Santo's posthumous election into baseball's Hall of Fame is shamefully late

Updated: December 8, 2011, 2:05 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPNChicago.com

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 inductee.

Santo and Cooperstown were meant for each other. Anyone who can read the back of his bubblegum card knows that. Or should have known that.

His numbers, his defensive play, ...

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