Cubs to Erect Ron Santo Statue at Wrigley Field

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The Chicago Cubs announced on day two of the Cubs Convention the organization will honor Ron Santo with a statue of his likeness, only the fourth of its kind at Wrigley Field, and remember the Cubs legend with a special patch to be worn by uniformed personnel throughout the 2011 campaign.

The statue will be unveiled at a to-be-determined Wrigley Field location on Ron Santo Day, the 10th of August, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Washington Nationals. The patch worn by uniformed personnel will debut during spring training.

“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 Cubs Chairman Tom 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.”

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