Ron Santo (born February 25, 1940 in Seattle, Washington), is a former All-Star third baseman for 15 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Santo made his debut for the Chicago Cubs on June 26, 1960. He played with the team until 1973, then finished his career with the cross-town rivals, the Chicago White Sox in 1974. During his 14 season run with the Cubs, Santo won 5 consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1964, '65, '66, '67 and '68), hit 337 homeruns and was selected a National League All-Star 9 times! Today, he is a Cubs broadcaster on WGN radio with play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes.
Ron Santo has been endorsing the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes in Chicago since 1974 and has raised over $50 million for cancer research. In 2002, Santo was named the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's "Person-of-the-Year."
Santo, who wore the number 10 as a player, is one of only three Cub players to have his number retired, along with Ernie Banks (#14) and Billy Williams (#26).