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Billy Williams

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  • From 1998: Santo will get into Hall, but not just yet

    As has been said, justice delayed is justice denied, and it is unlikely Ron Santo, the All-Star Cubs third baseman, will get his due this week. Later, but not now. This is his 15th and final year on the Baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot, and unless...
  • From 2005: Santo's Hall pass denied

    From 2005: Santo's Hall pass denied
    Despite all the hardship and heartbreak he has endured, Ron Santo considers himself one of the luckiest people alive. Whenever things looked cloudy, Santo knew he could count on his family and friends. So when the legendary Cubs third baseman received...
  • From 2003: Santo: Flag 'my Hall of Fame'

    Two days before Sunday's emotional ceremony at Wrigley Field, a couple of friends asked Ron Santo what it would mean to have the Cubs retire his uniform No. 10. "It will be my Hall of Fame," he said. Santo reaffirmed that feeling a few moments before...
  • From 1988: Santo's numbers Hall Of Fame size

    Billy Pierce won 211 games, more victories than 15 of the pitchers in the Hall of Fame, but never received more than 2 percent of the vote and was dropped from the ballot. Luke Appling, a two-time batting champion, among the greatest players in White...
  • 18th at the plateau

    Dream big. You might make your wildest one come true. Sammy Sosa provides living proof. On Friday night at 5-day-old Great American Ball Park, the kid who once quit school to help support his mother and six siblings by selling oranges and giving what he...
  • Baker seeks input from former Cubs

    New manager Dusty Baker plans to seek advice from every Cubs great he knows: Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Billy Williams, Shawon Dunston, Ryne Sandberg and Rick Sutcliffe. "I'll trust their opinions and come up with a game plan," Baker said. Baker is...
  • Sidewalks: Dreams of fields

    Sidewalks: Dreams of fields
    With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides. These would be baseball players, and if...
  • Inside baseball with John Grisham

    Inside baseball with John Grisham
    John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
  • Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example

     Cubs urged to follow Billy Williams' example
    Cubs Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams informally shared stories about his playing days with members of the media before Thursday night's game in the Wrigley Field dugout. Manager Rick Renteria was asked if his players appreciate and respect the...
  • Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?

    Is Wrigley Field itself cursed?
    You can't really recount the history of Wrigley Field without darkness closing in — the darkness of legendary homers in the gloamin' as well as the darkness of curses and superstitions involving priests, ashes and farm animals. And what of the...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...