Cubs Plan Statue To Honor Ron Santo
January 18, 2011 at 4:22 AM (PT)
A statue of the late RON SANTO will be placed outside WRIGLEY FIELD in time for an AUGUST 10th unveiling on "RON SANTO Day," the CHICAGO CUBS' new owner TOM RICKETTS announced at the team's annual fan event "CUBS Convention" SATURDAY (1/15).
The statue of SANTO, the longtime third baseman and colorful analyst on CUBS radio broadcasts, will be the fourth at WRIGLEY FIELD, joining ERNIE BANKS, BILLY WILLIAMS, and broadcaster HARRY CARAY. CUBS players will also wear SANTO's number 10 on a patch this season as a tribute.
"RON SANTO will always be remembered as an extraordinary player, as the ultimate CUB fan and for his tireless commitment towards juvenile diabetes research," said RICKETTS. "On behalf of the CUBS organization, we are proud to honor RON SANTO with a statue of his likeness at WRIGLEY FIELD so that future generations can remember his remarkable legacy on-and-off the field.
"The CUBS are also proud to remember RON throughout this season with a commemorative uniform patch. We join our great fans in dedicating the 2011 campaign to a man who dedicated so much of himself to us."