Ron Santo, Chicago Cubs Infielder, Announcer, Dies of Cancer, Tribune Says

Former Chicago Cubs player and announcer Ron Santo died yesterday at age 70, the Chicago Tribune said, citing friends of his family.

The former third baseman died of complications from bladder cancer, Chicago’s WGN radio reported. The diabetes patient continued to work as a baseball analyst for the station even after both his legs were amputated. He missed several road trips in 2010.

Santo played between 1960 and 1974, spending all but his final season with the Cubs, including 1969 when the club’s late- season collapse allowed the New York Mets to win the National League pennant. He finished his career with the Chicago White Sox.

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