Ron Santo

Ron Santo
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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Ron Santo was outstanding at the plate and in the field

Ron Santo was outstanding at the plate and in the field

Ron Santo made his first appearance in the big leagues as a 20-year old in 1960. In 95 games he hit .251 with 35 extra-base hits. His efforts were rewarded with a fourth-place finish in Rookie of the Year voting. The following season he began a run of 11 straight seasons with at least 154 games play
After retiring as a player, Santo joined the Cubs broadcast booth

After retiring as a player, Santo joined the Cubs broadcast booth

Ron Santo joined the Cubs radio broadcasts as a color commentator in 1990. Known for openly rooting for his team on the air, Santo was a fan favorite in the booth. 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

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