Legendary Chicago Cub and Cubs radio broadcaster, Ron Santo, died Thursday, December 2, 2010 of complications from bladder cancer and diabetes.
Friends of Santo’s family said the North Side icon lapsed into a coma on Wednesday before passing away Thursday. Remember Ron Santo with recent photos. He will be missed in Chicago.
Santo played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 until 1973. He was a 9 time all-star and 5 time gold glove winner. Santo boasted a career .277 batting average while hitting 342 home runs and driving in 1,331 runs. Santo’s numbers are in the top five for players to never make the playoffs. His number was retired by the Chicago Cubs in 2003.