Friday, December 3, 2010

Ron Santo (1940-2010)

Ron Santo, the former Chicago Cubs third baseman who went on to become a broadcaster for the Cubs, died at the age of 70.

“He absolutely loved the Cubs,” Pat Hughes, Santo’s broadcast partner, told the Chicago Tribune. “The Cubs have lost their biggest fan.”

Santo played for the Cubs from 1960 through 1973. A nine-time All-Star, he batted .277 over his 15-year career with 342 home runs and 1,331 runs batted in, and won five Gold Glove Awards for defense.

There was never any doubt that Ron Santo was anything but a lifelong Cubby. Probably the most deserving player who is not in the Hall of Fame

Ron always had a great smile (just look at his Topps baseball cards this is a ball player who loved the game) and loved his job as a radio broadcaster for WGN he will be greatly missed.

RIP Ron. You are a Hall of Famer to me and plenty others.