The committee considered two sets of ballots, one with 27 players and another with 15 managers, umpires and executives. A total of 62 votes -- 75 percent -- from the 84-member committee were needed for election.
Santo, who played third base for the Cubs, was named on 57 ballots, five short of getting into the Hall of Fame. Pitcher Jim Kaat, who spent most of his career with the Minnesota Twins, was next with 52 votes. Umpire Doug Harvey was also on 52 ballots.
The Veteran Committees votes every two years.