I agree that he was a great player. grew up in Chicago and he was a favorite. Met him once and he was a gentleman. And some of you may remember he was in teh pizza business with Ron Santo Pizza. Don;t remember though pizza though.
I just saw that MLB Network (I didn’t know there was one) is going to show This Old Cub on Sunday at 1 pm ET. The documentary which was made by his son in 2004, raised a half million for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
I agree about the absence from the HOF. He was one of my childhood baseball heroes.
As one of the top 3Bs (both hitting and fielding) of his era it’s a travesty that he’s not in the Hall of Fame.
My favorite player as a young kid. Santo is still probably one of the Top 10 or 15 third baseman ever.
the ancient mariner
Helluva player—-even though he was an enemy and beat ya with his bat or glove –he was admired by all.
They don’t make them any better. RIP Ron.
Cubs Longtime Favorite
#10 – Ron Santo has passed away due to complications of bladder cancer, he was 70 yo.
Ron YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!
Just some facts
Between 1960-74, only four players had 2,000 hits, 300 home runs and 1,300 RBI: Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Billy Williams and Ron Santo. Also, only four players had 2,000 hits and 1,000 walks in that span: Hank Aaron, Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Robinson and Ron Santo.
The friendly confines of Wrigley will seem less friendly this coming season…..[:(]
So Long Ron Santo, #10 in Your Programs, #1 in your hearts
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