12/3 The voice of the Cubs is gone
Ron Santo, the Cubs’ passionate broadcaster and former third baseman, has died. He was 70. Santo apparently lapsed into a coma Wednesday and died of complications from bladder cancer on Thursday in Arizona, according to WGN AM 720.
“He absolutely loved the Cubs,” Santo’s broadcast partner Pat Hughes told the Chicago Tribune. “The Cubs have lost their biggest fan.”
Santo, who had both legs amputated because of complications with diabetes, never complained about his health problems. To him, being at the games was the best medicine he could get.
– Carrie Muskat