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  • From 2008: Santo 'kind of fed up' with Hall balloting

    The longer he goes without getting the call from the Hall of Fame, the easier it is for Ron Santo to rebound. The former Cubs third baseman led the balloting by the Veterans Committee but still fell nine shy of gaining the necessary 75 percent of the...
  • From 2008: '69 game still classic to Santo

    These Cubs are playing like it's 1969, and that might not be a dire predicament if they can finish the way they started. Ron Santo vividly recalls this city's exuberance when five Cubs headed to the All-Star Game at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 23,...
  • From 2008: Here's why Wrigley Field is No. 1 to me

    I can only go back to when I signed with the Chicago Cubs to give you an idea of how I feel about this ballpark. I'd been watching it on TV in Seattle, where I was born and raised, and there was always something about Wrigley Field that intrigued me....
  • From 2007: At home, Santo leaves the color play to the missus

    When he's not calling Cubs games on WGN Radio with play-by-play man Pat Hughes, "This Old Cub" Ron Santo (he's only 67) kicks back in his ranch-style three-bedroom home in the northern suburb of Bannockburn. The house, which sits on an acre of land, is...
  • Audio: Ron Santo tributes

    Audio: Ron Santo tributes
  • A mensch among boys

    A mensch among boys
    Ron Santo would do anything for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, from leading a walk to hosting a golf outing, anything to raise money to find the cure. He'd even work a bar mitzvah. In fact, he did. My son's. Back in July 2002, during the...
  • Ron Santo heads to the hall of fame in the sky

     
    It's a sad day for all of us die-hard Cubs fans, hearing the news that Ron Santo has died of bladder cancer at age 70. Santo had a long and illustrious career with the Cubs, first as a clutch-hitting third......
  • Ron Santo, legendary Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster, dies at 70

     
    Ron Santo, one of the most beloved Chicago Cubs of all time, died Thursday night (Dec. 2) at his home in Arizona. He was 70 years old....
  • Rename Balbo Drive for Ron Santo -- time to revive the effort

     
    My effort in July 2008 to have East Balbo Drive renamed has new resonance today: My favorite suggestion is Ron Santo. Nominated by Jim Strickler of Evanston, Santo grew up in an Italian neighborhood in Seattle but has become one......
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......