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RON SANTO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bar owner recovers Santo memorabilia

Who knows why somebody with the Chicago Cubs decided to chuck a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia in a dumpster on Monday? What's important is that it was recovered and will be returned to the proper hands . And by that, we mean the hands of Jeff Santo, son of the late Cubs great. Let's rehash a bit. First, the Cubs tossed several banners and a giant card signed by fans shortly...
Via Fox Sports
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan discovers Ron Santo memorabilia thrown away by Cubs

One man's trash is another man's treasure, right?  Just ask the owner of the Chicago bar Murphy's Bleachers. Beth Murphy was out walking her dog Monday when she happened upon a Wrigley Field dumpster.  And what she found outside the Friendly Confines...the saddest "treasure" for any Chicago Cubs fan.  Amid the trash...team signs and posters, a Ron Santo...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Pay Tribute to Ron Santo

As Vicki Santo was standing in front of thousands in Cooperstown Sunday, her late husband Ron was being honored at the place he called home for close to five decades.Sure, I'm not a Chicago Cubs fan, but I've gotta say...I was quite impressed when I saw that the team paid tribute to the newly minted Hall of Famer as best they could.  By mimicking his famous 1969 heel click as...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Santo inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His widow, Vicki, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with: ''This is not a sad day. This is a great day. I'm certain that Ronnie is celebrating right now.'' Santo died of bladder cancer in...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ron Santo for the Hall

Cubs fans have long suffered and deserve a little shot in the arm.  That shot should be Ron Santo's induction into the baseball Hall of Fame according to Engineering Sports: The only ding against Santo is only playing 15 years and being out of baseball following his age 34 season mostly related to diabetes which tragically cut his life as well. Just playing with the illness...
Via The Colts Authority
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Graig Nettles Worthy of HOF Consideration.

The Web is flowing with Hall of Fame posts. Ron Santo was just elected by the veteran's committee, which is a great thing. But that body also left out a couple of deserving candidates. Bill over at The Platoon Advantage bounced off of a Rob Neyer piece and asked who the next Ron Santo should be. The great Bob Netherton of On the Outside Corner made an excellent case for Ken Boyer...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

New Hall of Fame process helps Santo

Created 58 years ago with the idea of rectifying oversights of the Baseball Hall of Fame voters, the Veterans Committee has undergone a series of alterations in an effort to help it reach that goal. Finally, the Hall of Fame, in its sixth alteration of the voting process, found a winning combination. With the announcement on Monday that the late Ron Santo, a Gold Glove-winning...
Via Fox Sports
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Better Late Than Never For Santo

It’s just been one of those years. My favorite football team’s biggest rival won the Super Bowl and still hasn’t lost a game in 2011. My favorite football team’s biggest rival won the World Series. Both got into the playoffs thanks to wins over that rival in the final week of the regular season. So on and so forth. So it would only be fitting that one of...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

If only Santo was around for this day

This is a good day for Ron Santo and the Chicago Cubs. It's a good day, too, for Santo's family. And by family, I mean all his relatives, Cubs fans, Chicagoans and anyone who ever knew him, met him, saw him or heard him. That's how you felt with Santo. The day has finally come: Ron Santo has made it into the Hall of Fame. He deserved it. But the thing is, he deserved...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2011  |  1 Comment
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Ron Santo headed to Hall of Fame

The Chicago Cubs great, who passed away in December 2010, has gained entrance to the Hall of Fame courtesy of receiving 15 of 16 possible votes (12 are needed) from the Hall's Golden Era Committee.

Via Hall of Very Good
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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