7/22 It’s Santo’s day
Legendary Cubs third baseman and longtime WGN Radio broadcaster Ron Santo will be posthumously enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., today. The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. CT. Santo was voted into the Hall last Dec. 5 by the Golden Era Ballot Committee.
On Sunday, the Cubs will wear No. 10 patches on their jerseys to commemorate Santo’s election into the Hall.
* In the 15 Major League seasons of Santo’s playing career with the Cubs (1960-73) and White Sox (1974), he was one of four players to amass 2,000 hits, 300 home runs and 1,300 RBIs, joining fellow Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson and Billy Williams.
* Including Santo, a total of 47 former Cubs players, managers and executives have earned enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
– Carrie Muskat