The Inaugural Class
You selected five candidates for the first class of the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame.
Our expert panel of Melissa Isaacson, Marc Silverman, Michael Wilbon and Gene Wojciechowski pared down Chicago's greatest athletes of all time to 20 nominees for the inaugural class of five. Check out our panel's picks and join in the discussion.
So who made it? Check out the the first class.
Note: If they're still active, they weren't eligible.
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No apologies: Santo belongs in Hall
Lovable character connected with Chicago as player and broadcaster
By Gene Wojciechowski
I didn't exactly arm wrestle myself when it came to putting Ron Santo in my inaugural Chicago Hall of Fame final five. Truth is, it didn't take more than a nanosecond or two to decide.
What's there not to love about Santo? He was as Chicago as Billy Goat Tavern, as popular as a two-for-one happy hour on Western Ave., and as accomplished ...
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