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Ron Santo Makes the Hall

Several weeks ago the Veterans Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced that Ron Santo, the click-of-the-heels, laser-throwing, and clutch-hitting third baseman for the vintage Chicago Cubs (1960–70) had been inducted. This announcement came nearly a year to … Continue reading

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Ron Santo Statue Unveiled

Ron Santo’s statue has been unveiled at Wrigley Field. From the Chicago Tribune: “He clicked his heels in joy as a player during the memorable 1969 season, moaned in misery as an announcer during the forgettable 2009 season, campaigned for … Continue reading

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Players and Officials We’d Like to See in the Hall of Fame

Here comes a bakers-dozen-plus-one list (additionally, two not quite on the shortlist, but who ought to be considered) of figures I (Evander) would like to see in The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Let the barroom brawl begin. … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?

“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” Every time I (William Van Ornum) hear this line from Simon and Garfunkel I think of a different interpretation. Maybe it’s about lost athletic style and … Continue reading

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