Chicago Cubs: Baseball Great Ron Santo Passes Away at 70

December 3, 2010 by  

It is with a heavy heart that the Cubs announced today the death of famed player and announcer Ron Santo.

The iconic third baseman played for the Chicago Cubs for thirteen of his fourteen MLB seasons (1960-1973), during which time he was a nine time All-Star selection, a five time Golden Glove winner and the recipient of the 1973 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

Ron Santo also had his number, No. 10, retired in September of 2003.

While his numbers (.277 batting average, 342 home runs and 1,331 RBIs) are quite impressive, especially for a third baseman, this isn't quite what he is best known for.

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