- Jul 2011
- Teardrop City
A sad day for Cubs fans and baseball.Legendary Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night at the age of 70.
Family spokesman John McDonough confirmed to WGN in Chicago that Santo died in an Arizona hospital.
Santo, who is one of baseball's best players not in the Hall of Fame, battled diabetes as a player and a broadcaster but always had a positive outlook. "What else am I going to do?" Santo told WGN this past season about working despite physical ailments. "Doing the Cubs games is like therapy for me."
As a kid, I grew up watching him at third base for the Cubs. When I grew up, I listened to Ronnie and Pat Hughes broadcast the Cubs games on the radio.
Maybe now the Hall of Fame will see fit to induct him.