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Ron Santo (1940-2010)

Ron Santo has passed away. The former third baseman who was as close to a Hall of Famer as you can get without actually being one, was 70.

Another tough loss for the baseball world.

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1 knuckles   ~  Dec 3, 2010 9:09 am

Ah man, that is sad news. Best to his family and friends.
If any of you haven’t seen the piece on the retired truck driver who heard about Santo losing his legs, who walked from AZ to Wrigley Field, go search the YouTubes and check it out.

2 bags   ~  Dec 3, 2010 10:08 am

Aw. I used to live in Chicago and met him a couple times at work functions. Seemed like a really good and kind man. Sad to hear.

3 Simone   ~  Dec 3, 2010 11:25 am

RIP, Ron.

4 The Mick536   ~  Dec 3, 2010 3:33 pm

Oh, no, he dropped the ball.

Verrrrrry sadddd.

The only Homer, other than Simpson, I ever loved.

5 Bruce Markusen   ~  Dec 3, 2010 7:54 pm

I wish Santo had been a Yankee. He was that good.

6 williamnyy23   ~  Dec 3, 2010 9:31 pm

[5] There was a chance he could have been after the 1971 season. According to rumors at the time, the Yankees offered the Cubs Fritz Peterson and Mel Stottlemyre for Santo, who had clashed with Durocher during that season, but they were turned down.

7 Bruce Markusen   ~  Dec 4, 2010 9:36 am

William, great info on Santo and the Yankees. Would love to hear more about that.

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