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80smith
12-03-2010, 04:31 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-ron-santo-chicago-cubs-obit,0,1699814.story

Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona of complications from bladder cancer, WGN-AM 720 reported this morning. He was 70.

Ray Finkle
12-03-2010, 05:16 AM
I will always remember how broken he was after a loss. The man truly lived and died for Cubs games. RIP.

BroncoBuff
12-03-2010, 06:30 AM
He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.

RIP Ron

Ray Finkle
12-03-2010, 06:33 AM
He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.

he was in bad shape last year.....

MileHighMagic
12-03-2010, 07:49 AM
A true Cub legend.

God bless.

snowspot66
12-03-2010, 09:18 AM
He had Type 1 diabetes.

Saw him hit a grand slam at Wrigley, 70 or 71 ... first pro game of any kind I attended.

RIP Ron

Making it to 70 with type 1 is damned impressive.

broncosteven
12-03-2010, 09:46 AM
RIP Ron,

It was always entertaining to listen to Santo and Hughes on the radio, not for all the right reasons but the guy loved the Cubs and Baseball. I hope where ever he is he is clicking his heel's again.

Los Broncos
12-03-2010, 10:03 AM
Wasn't his last of playing 75?

broncocalijohn
12-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Wasn't his last of playing 75?

and in English, what are you trying to say? :thumbs:

When you wanted a homer, he was one of the best.

Champagne Powder
12-03-2010, 11:55 AM
In all major four professional sport HOFs, there isn't a bigger snub than Santo. Santo was one of the top 5-7 third basemen of all-time and the voters could never come to the realization that he was deserving.

What a shame that National Baseball HOF couldn't get Santo in before he passed away.

Los Broncos
12-03-2010, 12:20 PM
and in English, what are you trying to say? :thumbs:

When you wanted a homer, he was one of the best.

Dam, when was he last year of playing? 75?

Hogan11
12-03-2010, 01:39 PM
I was never a Cubs fan, but I was a fan of his. A great 3rd Baseman.

R.I.P.