Cubs Unveil New Statue of #10 Ron Santo (Video)

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The Chicago Cubs and their fans celebrated “Ron Santo Day” (it is the 10th after all) yesterday by unveiling a statue of the Cubs legend at the corner of Addison and Sheffield, only the fourth statue of its kind at Wrigley Field.

Members of the Santo family, many members of the 2011 Chicago Cubs and several of Ron’s former Cubs teammates – including Ernie Banks, Glenn Beckert, Randy Hundley, Fergie Jenkins, Milt Pappas and Billy Williams – were on hand.

In addition to the statue unveiling, “Ron Santo Day” included a special Santo family pre-game recognition, a ceremonial first pitch by Ron’s grandson, Sam, and members of the Santo family leading the signing of the Seventh Inning Stretch.

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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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