On this joyous weekend, I hope you are with your friends and loved ones . . . to share the gifts that aren’t materialistic . . . and to ruminate on why Santa has never made it to the Majors (despite Topps putting out a set of cards with his many likenesses on it).
The simple fact is that no one with the last name of “Santa” or “Claus” has ever played even one game on a Major League squad. There have been many “Nicks”, but no “Saints” in the Majors. No “Kringles” (or “Grinches” for that matter). There HAS been a Jack Frost in the minors.
Interestingly, there HAVE been MANY Santas and Clauses in the Minors. Let’s meet them:
And their associates, the Clauses: