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Oliva, Kaat fall short in Hall of Fame bid

Former Twins Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva fell short in their bid to enter baseball's Hall of Fame. Kaat was two votes short of entering. Oliva was off by four votes. A special Veterans Committee voted in former Chicago Cubs star Ron Santo.
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Former Twins Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva fell short in their bid to enter baseball's Hall of Fame. Kaat was two votes short of entering. Oliva was off by four votes. A special Veterans Committee voted in former Chicago Cubs star Ron Santo.

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