Yesterday during Headlines and Sport, Steve reported that nine-time All-Star Ron Santo has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, one year after he passed away.
For those who don’t know Ron Santo, he was a third baseman and during his baseball career, he hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Glove awards!
He played baseball from 1960-1974 for both the Chicago Cubs and for the Chicago White Sox.
Sadly, Ron passed away on December 3, 2010 due to complication with bladder cancer.
That’s what I hate about baseball; does a person have to pass away in order to get an award they deserve?
Ron Santo should have been inducted into the hall of fame and it should have been while he was still alive. Yes, this still must be a huge honor for his family but this is something Ron strived for and dreamed of and would have been a bigger moment in their lives if Ron was here to share it.
I agreed with Steve on what he had to say; now that Ron has won the award he worked hard for almost a year to the day that he died, it’s almost an insult on his family.
Baseball geeks take themselves way to seriously sometimes (and I know this for a fact because I too am a baseball geek,) but they really need to change the way they induct people into the Hall of Fame.