1973 HEADLINE: Ron Santo Traded To The Chicago White Sox
On this day in 1973, Ron Santo was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Chicago White Sox.
After 14 glorious seasons in which he called Wrigley Field home, Ron Santo was traded to the White Sox where he would play his 15th and final season in the big leagues.
During his time with the Cubs, Santo established himself as one of the best third basemen in all of baseball. A 9-time All-star and winner of 5 consecutive Gold Glove awards, Santo was a fan favorite. As the team started to tear apart it’s core, Santo was gone along with Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams.
In that 1 year he played for the White Sox, Santo hardly lived up to his reputation. At just 34 years of age, his prime was past him. Gone were the double-digit home runs and gone were the 80+ RBI tallies. Still, Santo enjoyed one more year in the city he loved. And the fans showered him with appreciation!!!