The 1969 Chicago Cubs have a dubious place in baseball history — holding a five-game NL East least on Sept. 3 but finishing a distant second, eight games behind the New York Mets — who went on to unlikely glory by winning the ’69 World Series.
However, with Monday’s election of Ron Santo, the 1969 Cubs now have five members in the Hall of Fame, which is three more than the ’69 Mets (Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan):
1969 Cubs in the Hall of Fame:
Ron Santo, third baseman
Ernie Banks, first baseman
Billy Williams, left fielder
Ferguson Jenkins, starting pitcher
Leo Durocher, manager