Former Cubs star Ron Santo inducted into baseball Hall of Fame - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
0.2°C

Former Cubs star Ron Santo inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee, Ron Santo's children from left, Ron Santo; Jr., Jeff Santo and Linda Santo speak at an inductee press conference as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP photos/Heather Ainsworth)
July 22, 2012 - 3:00 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

His widow, Vicki, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with: "This is not a sad day. This is a great day. I'm certain that Ronnie is celebrating right now."

Santo died of bladder cancer in December 2010.

In St. Louis, the Cubs players paid tribute to Santo by clicking their heels together as they jumped over the third-base line to start the game.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile