Friday, October 4, 2013

no. 220 - ron santo

Who is the man: Ron Santo put up another solid season for the Cubs in 1970, but it was just the second time in an 11-year span that he was not named an All-Star.

Can ya dig it: That's a good look at the Cubs face patch that I believe first appeared on Cubs uniforms in the early 1960s. It has a certain out-of-date charm.

Right on: That bat looks pretty tiny.

You see this cat Santo is a bad mother: One of the finest fielders the Cubs ever had, Hall of Famer Santo consistently led the league in assists, chances and double plays turned.

Shut your mouth: Santo became just as well-known for his broadcasting after his career. He was a rather passionate and rambling announcer. Here are some appropriate examples.

No one understands him but his woman: Just this week, there was a story in Chicago about how some Cubs employees threw away some Santo memorabilia. Bartenders from Murphy's bleachers bar dug it out of a dumpster and kept it at the bar.

(A word about the back): For some reason, Santo looks younger in the photo on the back than he does on the front.


  1. I work on just north of the border of the between Wisconsin and Illinois. When subject of great Cubs come up, Ron Santo is mentioned a lot along with Fergie Jenkins.

  2. It's hard to look young in grainy black and white...

  3. The bat looks tiny next to those guns Ronnie has.