Cubs Legend Ron Santo Dead At 70

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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.

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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."
A sad day for Cubs fans and baseball.

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.
 
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A sad day for Cubs fans and baseball.

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.
What a shame. Being an old fart I remember him as well, a damn fine 3rd baseman. Almost as good as Ken Boyer of the Cardinals was. Ken was one of my favorites as a kid growing up.