HOBART, Ind. (CBS) — Ron Santo’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend is being celebrated at a farm in Northwest Indiana.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the site of the memorial is a 12-acre corn maze at County Line Orchard in Hobart, Ind.READ MORE: Anxiety, Then Relief At South Side Shoeshine Shop As Guilty Verdict Is Read Against Derek Chauvin In Death Of George Floyd
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From the ground, you just see a bunch of corn.
“This is basically what you see – corn on both sides,” said Mike Williams.
But from the air, you see Ron Santo. So what possessed Williams to put Santo’s face in the maze?READ MORE: 2 CPD Officers Hurt In Collision Involving Police Vehicle, Jeep
“The fact that he finally got into the Hall of Fame,” Williams said. “It’s just something that, to me, is well-deserved and long overdue, and hopefully, he can look down and see it.”
As you might expect, Williams is a lifelong Cubs fan.
“One of my earliest memories is watching the Cubs on television in 1962 – watching that team grow into the team that broke my heart in 1969,” Williams said.
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He hit .277 during his 15-year career with 342 home runs and 1,331 RBIs. He won five consecutive Gold Gloves and went to nine All-Star Games.