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The 7 - Baseball - Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame, finally!
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#1 Posted on 5.12.11 1255.25
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Ron Santo was the favorite player of an old friend of mine, Deb Cherry. She, like Santo, was a Type 1 diabetic. She worked very hard raising funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes. One day I was able to win several Ron Santo rookie cards on eBay and called her to let her know one was on the way to her. She was ecstatic. The next morning her husband called me to let me know Deb had passed away overnight.

So, while I'm happy that Santo finally got in, I'm sad that neither he nor Deb got to live to see it.
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#2 Posted on 5.12.11 1322.13
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I have to admit, it got very dusty in here when I came back into my office from a meeting and saw the headline that Santo made the Hall.

He was my favorite Cub growing up, and I wore 10 in Little League due to him. It was heartbreaking to see him pass away without making his ultimate goal. I am sure he is up in Heaven whooping it up...

Now, we just have to get to the World Series!
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#3 Posted on 5.12.11 1337.33
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A long overdue honour and it's a shame Santo finally got the call after he passed away. But, still, Santo is definitely deserving of being a HOFer and it's great to see him finally get his due.
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