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Ron Santo Update: Cubs Legend To Be Enshrined In Hall Of Fame in 2012

Former Chicago Cubs third basemen Ron Santo has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, thanks to a vote by the Golden Era committee, a group of 16 that includes Hall of Fame players, as well as baseball executives and veteran reporters. Of the 16 votes, Santo needed 75% to be inducted into the Hall, and he got much more than that, collecting all but one of the available votes.

Unfortunately for Santo, who died a little over a year ago after fighting bladder cancer and other illnesses, he was not able to make it through while still alive. Santo will be the 11th Hall of Fame third basemen and the 47th Chicago Cub, and arguably no player in the team's history is more synonymous with the franchise than Santo, who went on to broadcast Cubs games for over two decades after retiring from the game.

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