A Statue Honoring Ron Santo Is Coming To Wrigley Field!!!
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will honor Ron Santo with a statue outside Wrigley Field and the team will wear a special patch next season to pay tribute to the former broadcaster and third baseman.
The Cubs said Saturday that Aug. 10 will be “Ron Santo Day” and they will unveil the monument before their game against the Washington Nationals.
“If you are at the field on Aug. 10 to celebrate No. 10, you will see a Ron Santo statue being unveiled and it will be a wonderful way to remember him,” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said.
Santo died of complications from bladder cancer at the age of 70 on Dec. 3. A nine-time All-Star in his 15-year career, Santo hit .277 with 342 homers and 1,331 RBIs. He also won the Gold Glove award five times.
Santo becomes the fourth person with a statue of his likeness outside the cozy neighborhood ballpark, joining Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Harry Caray. The location of the statue is still to be determined.