Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ron Santo

On December 2nd Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo passed away at the age of 70. Possibly the greatest player ever not to be in the Hall of Fame, Santo played in 9 all-star games at 3rd base during the 60's and early 70's. Statistically, a quick look at http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/santoro01.shtml shows that he matches up pretty evenly with the average hall of famer, and fairs even better in advanced statistics like Win Probability Added. As he showed in his broadcasting career though, Ronnie was never about just numbers, he was about love of the game, and love of the Chicago Cubs. And Cubs fans in return loved Ronnie:


And some great radio highlights of Ron Santo:


RIP Ron Santo 1940-2010
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