6/14 New Ron Santo book

Pat Hughes has a new book out that’s a collection of stories about late Ron Santo. It’s called “Ron Santo: A Perfect 10,” and is available now on Cubs.com, Ronsantobook.com,  or at Chicagoland Jewel and Binny’s Beverage Depot locations. Hughes said orders placed by 12 p.m. CT on Wednesday should get delivery in time for Father’s Day on Sunday.

Santo died December 3, 2010, of complications from bladder cancer. Hughes was asked by the Santo family to be the primary eulogist at the funeral in Chicago. That sparked some memories.

The book features more than 40 voices as current Cubs players such as Kerry Wood, Santo’s former teammates like Ernie Banks and Fergie Jenkins, and some family share stories. Ron Santo Jr. encouraged Hughes to write the book after a conversation at the Cubs Convention in January.

“I just want people to remember Ron with a smile on their face,” Hughes said.

— Carrie Muskat

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