Ron Santo

Ernie Banks. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Ernie Banks And The Great Perpetual Cubs Hope

He was a metronome of glass half full attitude that kept multiple generations of Cubs fans from completely losing it.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez, right, celebrates his first big league homer, which came in his debut and was the game-winner as Chicago was a 6-5 winner in 12 innings at Colorado. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

View: How Past Cubs Prospects Have Fared In Wrigley Debuts

Javier Baez is expected to make his Wrigley Field debut this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

Baffoe: Look Forward With Cubs’ Departure From WGN Radio, Not Backward

Don’t scream for tradition when tradition has created zero championships in the past 100 years.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Jeff Santo at Montrose Harbor for the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Take Part In Ron Santo Diabetes Walk

Organizers of this year’s “Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes” say 7,000 people turned out on Chicago’s lakefront Sunday.


Ron Santo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Santo Mementos Saved By Bar Owner, Not Cubs

Turns out the Chicago Cubs weren’t exactly telling the truth the other day when a spokesman told Newsradio that discarded Ron Santo memorabilia had been rescued by the Cubs.


Ron Santo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Apologize For Tossing Ron Santo Card

The Chicago Cubs are apologizing for throwing out some things that were found in Wrigley Field’s garbage bin.


Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wisch: Five Chicago Athletes Who Didn’t Go Out Like Urlacher

Here are five Windy City athletes who looked the weirdest playing for a team other than the one they’re best known for.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Brian Urlacher looks on during the Bears' final game of the 2012 season.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Need For Urlacher To Retire A Bear

Let’s all stop the stupidity over Brian Urlacher needing to keep some kind of pristine connection to the Bears, as if the mere sight of him limping around the field in any other colors is somehow unthinkable.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

Ronnie Woo Woo frightens dozens at a Cubs game in 2007.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Possibilities For The Cubs New Mascot

Wrigley Field is a terrible place for children. It’s been mostly a terrible place for adults, too, but not so much due to the park’s amenities.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

Roberto Alomar gives his Hall of Fame induction speech last July. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: The Hall Of Fame Sucks

I absolutely hate Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame voting.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

Lee Smith.  ( Photo by: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: HOF Needs To Stop Closing Out Lee Smith

Ex-Cub Ron Santo finally got into the Hall of Fame this past summer. Ex-Cub Greg Maddux will easily get into the Hall of Fame in the summer of 2014. And Ex-Cub Lee Smith will surely get into the Hall of Fame …

CBS Chicago–11/23/2012

Ron Santo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: On A Happy Day, Santo Enshrinement Still Sad

Vicki Santo asked us to treat her late husband’s enshrinement as a celebration, and she talked about Ron being an inspiration to so many.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Ron Santo's Widow, Vicki Santo, Holds His Hall Of Fame Plaque

Santo Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.


Ron Santo Corn Maze

Ron Santo Honored In Indiana Corn Maze

Ron Santo’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend is being celebrated at a farm in Northwest Indiana.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

The scoreboard shows the temperature before the White Sox took on the Rangers Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: I Hate The Heat

This hellacious, Saharan furnace attacking Chicago has roasted any attempt to crystallize a compelling thought about sports, turning them into some kind of burned, twisted, pointless gristle.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Kerry Wood’s Numbers Aren’t Worthy Of Retiring His

Those nice things, though, do not deserve a retiring of his number, a topic that’s been bandied about since people started to assume this year was Wood’s swan song.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Be Careful, Kerry Wood

Wood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

The Ron Santo Suite is decorated with plenty of Cubs gear and plaques honoring Santo. (Credit: Nancy Harty, WBBM)

Mag Mile Hotel Dedicates Suite To Ron Santo

Cubs fans can celebrate the start of a new season in a hotel room devoted to the late Ron Santo.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

Roberto Alomar gives his Hall of Fame induction speech last July. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Baseball Writers Association Of America Is A Joke

“Preserving History. Honoring Excellence. Connecting Generations.” That’s the motto of the Baseball Hall of Fame, per its website at least.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Ron Santo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jeff Santo: ‘He Would’ve Been Crying Like A Little Kid’

little more than a year after Jeff Santo laid his father to rest, Ron Santo was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame by the Golden Era committee.

670 The Score–12/06/2011