COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
His widow, Vicki, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with: “This is not a sad day. This is a great day. I’m certain that Ronnie is celebrating right now.”
Santo died of bladder cancer in December 2010.
In St. Louis, the Cubs players paid tribute to Santo by clicking their heels together as they jumped over the third-base line to start the game.