Post Number: 4177
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 04:16 pm: ||
Ron Santo , who played third base for the Chicago Cubs has passed. What is remarkable about this gentleman is that despite being diabetic since the age of 18, he played professional baseball for 13 years. He won gold gloves and was an All Star player. After that, he became an announcer for his beloved Cubs. During the latter part of his life, he had many health problems with cancer and lost both of his legs. He has not been voted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame, but certainly should have been. During his career, he batted over .270, hit 342 home runs in addition to being a very good fielder. Not having him in the Hall is a travesty.
|There are not too many things in life worth working my butt off for, but my health is one of them|
Post Number: 3697
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 05:42 pm: ||
There are some remarkable humans on this ol' earth and Ron Santo was truly one of them.
Thanks for posting.
Post Number: 2198
|Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 10:08 pm: ||
He was a star!! Along with Ernie Banks..... RIP Ron