With seating limited at Friday’s funeral for Cubs great Ron Santo, a funeral procession to Wrigley Field gives fans another chance to say goodbye to the beloved player and broadcaster.
For Cubs fans, there’s only one thing bleaker than the 2010 regular season. And that’s the 2010 offseason. So far, at least.
Jack Reeg, an 11-year-old from Downers Grove, participated in eight fundraising marches led by the Cubs great.
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.
The news was stunning, if not surprising, this morning when I woke up, turned on the TV and learned from the crawl on the screen that Ron Santo had passed away at 70 after a lifetime of health issues.
The late Ron Santo worked for decades to help raise money for juvenile diabetes research.
Legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo has died. He was 70.
On September 7, the Chicago Cubs will dedicate a statue to Hall of Famer Billy Williams. The ceremony will take place on the corner of Sheffield and Addison, where the Harry Caray statue once stood.