On the seventh day He rested…..

And these two guys were welcomed into the hallowed halls of immortality in Cooperstown New York.

Ron Santo

Ron Santo played 15 years in Chicago, 14 with the Cubs and one with the White Sox. The legendary Cubs third baseman was elected  in to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

  • Santo was a nine time All Star.
  • Four times he led the National League in walks and twice in on base percentage.
  • Three times he led the National League in sacrifice flies.
  • He averaged 96 RBI and four times cracked the 100 RBI mark with a high of 123 in 1969.
  • He hit 342 career home runs including four straight with 30 or more.
  • Five times he was chosen as the National League’s Gold Glove third baseman.
  • He once called himself the “biggest Cub fan of all time” and his work as the radio color man for Cubs games from 1990 through 2010 endeared him to generations of Cub fans.
  • He passed away in 2010, one of the most beloved Chicago Cub in history.
  • His ashes were scattered on the friendly confines of the Wrigley Field he loved.

And

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin was the Cincinnati Reds shortstop for 19 seasons from 1986 through 2004.

  • Larkin was a 12 time All Star.
  • He was the 1995 National League MVP.
  • He hit .353 in the 1990 World Series, a Reds sweep of the Oakland A’s.
  • Nine times he won the National League Silver Slugger Award at shortstop.
  • Three times he won the Gold Glove Award.
  • In 1985 he was the Reds number one draft pick, fourth overall.
  • Today he is an analyst on the MLB Network.

And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, Induction Day, July 22, 2012.

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About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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