Ronald Edward Santo Net Worth

Ronald Edward Santo Net Worth is
$4 Million

Ronald Edward Santo Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ronald Edward Santo (February 25, 1940 – December 3, 2010) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1960 to 1974, all but the last year with the Chicago Cubs. A nine-time National League (NL) All-Star, he led the league in walks four times, in on-base percentage twice and in triples once. He batted .300 and hit 30 home runs four times each, and is the only third baseman in major league history to post eight consecutive seasons with 90 runs batted in (RBI) (1963–1970). He was the second player at his position to hit 300 career home runs, joining Eddie Mathews, and also ended his career ranking second to Mathews among third basemen in slugging average (.464) and third in runs batted in (1,331), total bases (3,779) and walks (1,108).He was a National League winner of five consecutive Gold Glove Awards for defensive fielding excellence at third base (1964–1968). He set or tied NL records by leading the league's third basemen in total chances eight times, in games, putouts and assists seven times each, and in double plays six times; from 1966 to 1974 he held the NL record for assists in a single season. He also set NL records for career assists (4,532), total chances (6,777) and double plays (389) at third base, all of which were eventually broken by Mike Schmidt between 1986 and 1988; his NL total of 2,102 games at third base fell 52 short of Mathews' league record, and he then ranked sixth in NL history in putouts (1,930) and ninth in fielding percentage (.954).Santo enjoyed his success despite suffering from diabetes, a condition which he carefully concealed for 80% of his career; it eventually necessitated the amputation of the lower half of both his legs. From 1990 until his death he was a member of the Cubs broadcasting team. While Santo initially received little support for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, his standing among baseball enthusiasts and sabermetricians gradually increased over time, culminating with his induction to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee in 2012, 2 years after his death.

Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1940
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
Star SignPisces
1On having juvenile diabetes: I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up. I can still remember the feeling I had when I read the description: life expectancy of a juvenile insulin dependent diabetic: 25 years. It also stated that it would cause blindness, kidney failure, and hardening of the arteries. At that point, I said to myself, 'I'm going to fight this thing and beat it.' That's how badly I wanted to live and be a big league ball player.
2On being a Cub broadcaster in 2008: I think I've personally become more popular as a broadcaster because I'm like they are. They love it when I let how I feel out with the emotions.
3We came out of the clubhouse in left field, and I'm walking down on the grass and I'm looking to the outfield, and the ivy hadn't quite blossomed yet, but it was close. It was like walking on air. There was a feeling of electricity that I've never had.
4On being a Cub: There's nothing more important to me in my life that this happening to me. I'm a Cubbie, I'll always be a Cubbie.
1WGN Radio color analyst for the Chicago Cubs. [July 2004]
2Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012 (announcement of election by Veterans Committee made 5 December 2011).
3He is survived by his wife, Vicki Santos; four children; and his grandchildren.
4Father of Jeff Santo.
5Was a fan of Dawson's Creek (1998).
6During the early years of his career with the Cubs, he carefully concealed the fact that he suffered from Type 1 Diabetes. He feared that had that information come out, he would have been forced to retire.
7Led the National League in bases on balls in 1964, 1966-1968.
8In 1964 led National League hitters in triples (13).
9Made major league debut on 26 June 1960.
10Lost both legs in 2002 to diabetes.
11Played with the Chicago Cubs (1960-1973) and Chicago White Sox (1974), batted .277 with 2,254 hits and 342 home runs.
12Named to 9 National League All Star Teams (1963-1966, 1968-1969 and 1971-1973).
13Third Baseman for Chicago Cubs (1960-1973) and Chicago White Sox (1974).


Keep the Faith2013DocumentaryHimself
Off the Boulevard2011DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92009-2010TV SeriesHimself
We Believe2009DocumentaryHimself
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wait 'Til Next Year: The Saga of the Chicago Cubs2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself
This Old Cub2004DocumentaryHimself
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryHimself
1973 MLB All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1972 MLB All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1971 MLB All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1969 MLB All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1968 MLB All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1966 MLB All-Star Game1966TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1965 MLB All-Star Game1965TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1963 MLB All-Star Game1963TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman

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Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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