Friday, December 03, 2010

Ron Santo Dies

This story just in from Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune...

"Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona. He was 70.
Friends of Santo's family said the North Side icon lapsed into a coma on Wednesday before dying Thursday. Santo died of complications from bladder cancer, WGN-AM 720 reported.
"He absolutely loved the Cubs," said Santo's broadcast partner, Pat Hughes. "The Cubs have lost their biggest fan."
Hughes noted that with all the medical problems Santo had--including diabetes with resulting leg amputations, his heart and bladder cancer--"he never complained. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to talk baseball. He considered going to games therapeutic. He enjoyed himself in the booth right to the end."

He will be missed.

2 Comments:

At 12/05/2010 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will miss you Ron. Thanks for the glass of wine and shout out to my parents on the radio in 2004 while in SF.

 
At 12/06/2010 5:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post and your words were from the heart.

 

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