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Justice Gets Lost En Route to Cooperstown - Blames Joe Morgan's Directions
by Derek Smart
Itís happened again. Ron Santo was not elected to the Hall of Fame. Both he and Gil Hodges received 52 votes, 8 shy of the total needed for induction. I wasnít expecting him get in - the Veteranís Committee as currently arranged isnít exactly designed to add more members to the club - but that doesnít mitigate the disappointment.
It would have been lovely to see both Santo and Sandberg at that podium in July, but weíll have to settle for Ryno sans Ronnie. I suppose the Cubs will have to fill the void for Santo the only way they can - win that ring, baby.