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Better Late than Never


(Photo By Al Yellon)

Almost a year to the day of the passing of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo, he has been inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. While many believe he deserved the honor sooner, and especially since his passing, we can come to the collective agreement that his induction is better late than never. Ron Santo was and alway will be remembered as one of the most significant Cubs icons in the franchise’s history. For those of you who know what I am talking about, listening to Ron Santo talk on WGN 720 was truly unlike any other broadcast that I have ever or will ever hear. The only thing he loved more than the Chicago Cubs was his family and you could hear that in his voice each and every time he was on the radio. He faced many hardships while battling Diabetes, losing both his legs and having on and off medical issues forcing him to miss several games a season, but that didn’t slow him down. He was one of, if the not the biggest support of JDRF or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, by raising money, attending charity events and talking about it in almost every inning of every game that he broadcasted. Even when the Cubs stunk, Ron Santo had the ability to lift your spirits because you knew he was just happy to live another day and watch his Cubbies play.

Please listen to this clips coming from Ron Santo and Pat Hughes, I guarantee they’ll make you laugh.

About J.B. Blanchard

I am senior journalism major at DePaul University using this blog as a launching pad hopefully for a career as a sports writer. I am very passionate about all sports and always up to date on the latest sports scores, news and hot topics.

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