Posted December 6, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Santo elected to Hall of Fame

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Ex-Cubs 3B Ron Santo was unanimously elected to the HOF by the Veterans Committee on Monday! Santo took 15 of the 16 votes from the panel. He was a nine-time All-Star, hit 342 HR’s, and won the Gold Glove five times. He also broadcasted (for the Cubs) for two decades chanting “‘Yes! Yes!” or ”All right!” after good plays and groaning ”Oh, no!” or ”It’s bad” when things went wrong. He passed away from diabetes complications (Dec 3, 2010) one year ago, so unfortunately he will not be able to enjoy the honor in person. He kept waiting year after year to hear his name ring through the Hall! He will be officially inducted on July 22 with other inductees to be announced on Jan 9!

”It’s really exciting because so many years that we had parties over to his house in spring training saying this is the year, I’d tell him this is the year you’re going in,” said Hall of Fame teammate Billy Williams, a member of the voting panel.

”The one thing, of course, is he’s not here to enjoy it, but his family will. He long awaited this, and we’re all happy. I know I’m happy, his family is happy, the fans of Chicago are happy,” he said.foxsports