Friday, December 3, 2010

RIP Ron Santo

Ron Santo, one of the greatest Chicago Cubs of all-time, died at the age of 70 today from complications of bladder cancer.  He played for the Cubs from 1960 to 1973 and has been a part of the Cubs' radio team since 1990.  He loved the Cubs despite the fact that they were almost always terrible during his tenure and he was well known for being a devout Cubs fan in the radio booth.  Along with being a great Cub (he had his number 10 retired in 2003), his numbers are Hall of Fame worthy and he is considered one of the best players never to be voted into Cooperstown.  Over his 15 year career (14 with the Cubs, his last year with the White Sox) he had a .277 average with 342 homers, 1331 RBI, 2254 hits and an on-base percentage of .362.  He was a nine-time all star and won five Gold Glove awards at third base.  He'll be greatly missed by all who consider themselves Cubs fans. 

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