Cubs Legend Ron Santo Finishes the Race

The Cubs world lost a hero today. Safe to say a better Cubs fan has never lived! It’s an absolute outrage that this 300 home run, 9 time all-star, and 5-time Gold Glove winner, who showed amazing courage, unparalleled loyalty, and became a broadcast legend was never voted into the Hall of Fame in his lifetime! He raised millions for diabetes research and showed us all how to overcome. He was a true champion at life and he’s in my personal Hall of Fame. I’ll never forget what he said as the Cubs retired his number in 2002. “This means more to me than the Hall of Fame.” His love affair with the fans kept his heart light, despite Cub losses and fading health. The HOF almost doesn’t deserve him now. He some how transcended those gatekeepers to achieve a status among Cub faithful that few could ever dream of. An on-field legend, who became the voice-in-our-heads as we followed our baseball hopes and dreams, Santo is with us forever.

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Posted on December 3, 2010, in Chicagoland, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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