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Selig Reacts To Santo’s Death

Selig Considered Santo A Friend
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(WSCR) – The news of Ron Santo’s death sent many Chicago Cubs fans into mourning. Cubs’ fans and Chicagoans have been expressing their memories and thoughts of Santo all day. Not too long ago baseball commissioner Bud Selig shared his fond memories as well.

“I am truly saddened by the loss of my dear friend Ron Santo, who represented all the goodwill of baseball and the Chicago Cubs franchise. He was a magnificent, consistent ballplayer – a nine-time All-Star, a great power hitter and a five-time Gold Glove winner. Ron’s playing and broadcasting careers shared a common thread: in both capacities, he was a staple of the Cubs’ experience every single day. I enjoyed our many phone conversations and all the times when I visited him in the booth at Wrigley Field and during Spring Training.”

Not only did Selig discuss Santo’s playing and broadcasting careers, he spoke kindly of Santo’s spirit.

“Ron, who overcame so much in his life, was always there for me during challenging times. I will forever cherish his friendship and marvel at his remarkable work in the fight against diabetes. On behalf of all of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest condolences to his wife Vicki, their four children, their grandchildren, and to all the fans of the Cubs.”

A Major League Baseball press release contributed to this article.

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