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Cubs plan Santo statue

Posted on: January 15, 2011 12:37 pm
Ron Santo
Cubs great Ron Santo will join elite company in August, becoming the fourth person honored with a statue at Wrigley Field. His likeness will join those of Ernie Banks, Harry Caray and Billy Williams.

Santo, who died December 3, played 14 years for the Cubs and spent 20 years in their broadcast booth. He also was known for his charitable efforts, raising more than $40 million for research on diabetes, with which he struggled all his life.

The Cubs also will wear a patch on their uniforms next season honoring Santo.

"Ron Santo will always be remembered as an extraordinary player, as the ultimate Cub fan and for his tireless commitment towards juvenile diabetes research," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said. "On behalf of the Cubs organization, we are proud to honor Ron Santo with a statue of his likeness at Wrigley Field, so that future generations can remember his remarkable legacy on and off the field."

The statue will be unveiled prior to an August 10 game against the Nationals.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Tags: Cubs, Ron Santo

Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 4:43 pm

Cubs plan Santo statue

Can' stand the Cubs , But that is a good thing to do For such a GREAT man the only thing is they should've done this  when he was alive

Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 4:28 pm

Cubs plan Santo statue

I will miss Ronnie too, but you have one fact wrong. In game 6 when Alex Gonzalez booted the ground ball in game 6 of the NLCS, Ronnie was not in the booth. He had some medical appointments and treatment to undergo during the entire 2003 playoffs and it was actually Pat Hughes and Steve Stone calling the game on the radio. Sorry, had to make the correction. We will all miss him.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2011 12:52 pm

Cubs plan Santo statue

 I, for one, will miss Ronnie's background groans this year when the Cubs screw up something. Some of his takes are priceless, but my favorites involve a Cub player doing a bonehead move; liking dropping a fly ball with 2 outs in the 9th or letting a grounder go through his legs in a pivotal 6th game. We'll miss you Ron!

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