Whatever your opinion was of Santo as a person and a broadcaster, his exclusion from the Hall of Fame could have been driven by nothing more than spite. Because everyone knows the Hall of Fame should only allow in likable players, like Babe Ruth, Cap Anson, and Ty Cobb! Santo has deserved a plaque in Cooperstown for thirty years. I hope the hateful morons who deprived Santo of delivering what I can only imagine would have been a joyous acceptance speech are happy that no one will ever get to hear it.
Congratulations to the Santo family. I’m so sorry that Ron isn’t around to see this.