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Ron Santo Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame; Hodges, Kaat Fall Short

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — For Mets fans, maybe Gil Hodges making the Baseball Hall of Fame would have taken the sting off Jose Reyes’ defection.

Well, sorry.

That honor by the Veterans Committee went to former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo instead.

The Hall announced the voting results Monday at the winter meetings.

LISTEN: Brooks Robinson discusses Santo pick

Santo was picked almost a year after he died. He was a nine-time All-Star, hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves. He was a Cubs broadcaster for two decades, eagerly rooting for his favorite team on the air.

Santo received 15 votes from the 16-member panel. Jim Kaat drew 10 votes, two short of the required number. Hodges and Minnie Minoso each had nine votes.

Hodges led the “Miracle Mets” to their first World Series title in 1969.

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