Ron Santo was appreciated as a third baseman for the Chicago Cubs, but he was beloved as a broadcaster (who can forget his famous, simple, “Oh no” in 1998?). The father who raised money for juvenile diabetes and suffered from the disease himself has passed away at age 70. He was known by many as the Cubs’ biggest fan, and he’s being remembered today on Twitter by sad fans who loved hearing his take on their cursed but beloved Cubbies.
Here are some tweets honoring him today. Add your own remembrances below.
Spork19: summer will not be the same. RIP Ron Santo.
cubsfanrpt: RIP Ron Santo. Thank you for your inspiration and never-ending devotion to the #Cubs http://bit.ly/RIPSanto
forget_me_now: RIP, Ron Santo. Anyone who can get that enthusiastic about the Cubs deserves a special place in heaven.
CarrieMuskat: Legendary #Cubs broadcaster and third baseman Ron Santo has died. He was 70. Said Pat Hughes: “The Cubs have lost their biggest fan.”
JamalCollier: R.I.P. Ron Santo a player unlike any other – Chicago Sun-Times http://bit.ly/gAUtxK
chubbarth: RIP Ron Santo. I am truly going to miss listening to him. He was a legend and the ultimate Cubs fan.
betsywoods: My heart breaks – Ron Santo, biggest Cubs fan ever, passed away http://bit.ly/dS7wcu
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