In 1959 Santo went to the Cubs’ rookie camp in Mesa, Arizona. There he became acquainted with Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, the Cubs’ hitting instructor, and future Hall of Famer Billy Williams, a fellow rookie. Williams and Santo formed a solid friendship. After a week of inactivity, Santo was installed as the catcher and began hitting the ball all over the park. At the conclusion of the three-week camp, Hornsby assembled the prospects in the bleachers. He went down the line, critiquing each player: “You might as well go home”; “You won’t get by A ball”; “Forget A ball, you won’t get past C ball.” He got to Santo and said, “You can hit in the big leagues right now.” He made similar comments to Williams, the only other player Hornsby said would make the major leagues. These were all of the top prospects for the Cubs, but Rajah was right. Of the whole group, only Santo and Williams made it to the major leagues. This wallet measures 4" by 3.75"