I hope Vicki Santo and her children are really pissed off and for good reason. This should be a happy day for them and all fans of Ron Santo, but instead it ranges for many somewhere between bittersweet and a downright slap in the face.
The city of Chicago dominated the opening of baseball’s winter meetings. The first thing on MLB’s agenda was the announcement of the Veteran’s Committee on who was going into the Hall of Fame. The announcement came early in the morning with former Cub Ron Santo getting in while former Sox player Minnie Minoso fell short.
While Cubs legend Ron Santo was finally elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday, the news wasn’t as good for White Sox legend Minnie Minoso.
Ron Santo was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday, just over a year after his death.
Santo is one of 10 candidates on the Golden Era ballot, which was announced Thursday. The ballot also includes White Sox legend Minnie Minoso.
Hundreds gathered outside Wrigley Field as the Cubs unveiled a statue of former third baseman and longtime radio broadcaster Ron Santo on Wednesday.
According to a recently released FBI file, the late Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo received multiple death threats over his career, much like other high-profile athletes.
Mark Grace spent 13 seasons playing for the Chicago Cubs before moving on to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and eventually to the Diamondbacks’ broadcast booth.
With opening day quickly approaching, the Chicago Cubs announced the festivities that will take place on April 1, when the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates start their 2011 campaigns from Wrigley Field.
Not that long ago, Keith Moreland was announced as the new Cubs broadcaster. Though his job is replacing Ron Santo, he wants to make it clear he is not replacing the man Ron Santos was.
On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs and WGN announced that former Cub Keith Moreland would replace the late Ron Santo during the Cubs’ radio broadcasts.
Within a few days or so, we will know which former Cub will partner with Pat Hughes to call Cubs games on the radio.
There’s snow on the ground. The temperatures in Chicago are about as high as a Packers fan’s IQ (heh, heh, heh …).
The Chicago Cubs will honor former third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo with a statue outside Wrigley Field next summer.
Yes Kerry Wood will be a lifetime member of the Chicago Cubs but NO he was not promised any specific job. A report earlier circulating that Wood has been promised a broadcasting gig when his playing days are over is not true.
Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice this week. The Chicago Cubs are, too, as their search for an analyst to replace the late Ron Santo in the team’s radio booth is now underway.
The former Cubs player and broadcaster made one last trip around his beloved ballpark, and cheering admirers there celebrated his legacy.
Ron Santo will be remembered again tomorrow night, this time by the Illinois chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Family, friends and fans gathered at Holy Name Cathedral Friday morning to honor the life of Cubs legend Ron Santo.
Chicagoans will say their final farewell today to Cubs legend Ron Santo.