Chicago Cubs' Ron Santo Death?

Legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo died Thursday night in Arizona. He was 70 at the time of his death.
Ron Santo battled diabetes most of his life and played through the disease without revealing his condition until late in his career. Playing for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 to 1973, then for a final season with the Chicago White Sox, Santo hit 342 career home runs, won five Gold Glove awards for fielding and was named an All-Star nine times.

Why hasn't Ron Santo been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame? What are the details of his death?

asked by Alexandria in Other - Sports | 1380 views | 12-03-2010 at 04:21 PM

Ron Santo died in an Arizona hospital from complications of bladder cancer, according to WGN Radio in Chicago. Friends of Ron Santo's family said the North Side icon lapsed into a coma on Wednesday before dying Thursday.

Ron Santo's life was a testament to overcoming adversity. He suffered from diabetes his entire adult life, he also had heart issues and cancer.

During Ron Santo's years in the Cubs' booth, the team played 3,333 games, going 1,621-1,711-1 (.486) in 21 seasons.
Ron Santo was one of the leaders of the 1969 Cubs team.

Ron Santo’s greater legacy would come from that love and his personal quest to find the cure for them he would never have in his own lifetime.

Ron Santo wasn't just a good player. He was also a good man and a loving husband and father.

answered by King | 12-03-2010 at 04:22 PM

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