Ron Santo

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Birthdate 2/25/1940
Death Date 12/3/2010
Debut Year 1960
Year of Induction 2012
Teams Cubs, White Sox
Position Third Base

Nine times an All Star, Ron Santo won five straight Gold Glove Awards from 1964-1968. He was voted to the Cubs All Century team in 1999. 

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Autographed 1961 Topps rookie card

Autographed 1961 Topps rookie card

After Ron Santo finished 4th in National League Rookie of the Year balloting, Topps produced this rookie card in 1961. By 1963 he would be an All Star as he hit 25 homers, drove in 99 runs and hit .297. Santo led the league in walks four time and on-base percentage twice. Santo spent 15 years on the
Handwritten letter from Santo to a fan

Handwritten letter from Santo to a fan

As the Cubs announcer Santo regularly traveled with the club.When the Cubs played the Dodgers in a three-game set in Los Angeles in May, 1999 Santo penned this letter writing, “To Jim Best of luck to a great baseball fan. Your buddy, Ron Santo 5/11/1999”. It would take more than a dozen

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