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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Santo Saturdays

The two best third basemen of my childhood were Brooks Robinson in the AL and Ron Santo in the NL.
Santo's numbers compare favorably to Robinson's but remember that Ron played for 15 seasons while Brooks played 23.  Longevity is laudable but bear in mind that Santo was diagnosed with diabetes in his rookie year and battled it daily for his entire career as he does to this day.  That should count for something too.  Santo gets another crack at the Hall of Fame next year.

1974 Topps #334

2005 SP Dual Signature Reflections #BRRS 24/35

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