Ron Santo was denied entry once again by the Veteran’s Committee who’ve yet to vote in a candidate in it’s three votes (every other year since 2003).
Santo garnered only 69.5% of the needed 75% to get in to the Hall. Gil Hodges and Jim Kaat were also among the players up for election into the 2007 class.
The Veteran’s Committe was revamped because of charges of cronyism in 2001. It now consists of all living members of the Hall of Fame.
The system still needs an overhaul. The following should be proposed:
(1) The Veteran’s Committee votes every year
(2) The vote needs to be changed to 65% of the vote
(3) The fans have a chance to vote a player in from those who are elgible
This will take away some of the power the veteran’s committee has over the process. It would send a message that if you don’t vote someone in, the fans will. What are your thoughts? ESPN.com has a poll about the process. Check it out and cast your vote today.