Cubs fans have long suffered and deserve a little shot in the arm. That shot should be Ron Santo’s induction into the baseball Hall of Fame according to Engineering Sports:
The only ding against Santo is only playing 15 years and being out of baseball following his age 34 season mostly related to diabetes which tragically cut his life as well. Just playing with the illness at all before the time of insulin pumps is absolutely outstanding and putting up HOF worthy numbers to boot is even more incredible. If you give him 3-4 more seasons at even average production, there would most likely be no argument as to his merits. There shouldn’t be anyway. He had an oustanding peak and just long enough of a career to be one of the all time top players at his position.