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11/03/11 12:24 PM ET

Santo on Hall of Fame's 'Golden Era' ballot

CHICAGO -- Former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo was one of 10 former players or executives named to the Baseball Hall of Fame's "Golden Era" ballot, which will be voted on by a special committee Dec. 5 at the Winter Meetings.

The committee consists of 16 members, including Hall of Famers, executives, historians and media members. A candidate must receive 75 percent (12 votes) to be elected.

Santo was a finalist on several occasions through the Veterans Committee. The long-time third baseman and popular radio broadcaster died last December. He was 70.

The other finalists on the ballot include Minnie Minoso, Buzzie Bavasi, Jim Kaat, Allie Reynolds, Ken Boyer, Luis Tiant, Charlie O. Finley, Gil Hodges and Tony Oliva.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter@CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.