Ron Santo was the best third baseman for the Chicago Cubs What a great Ballplayer and Gentlemen as well. A story of neglect over a disease that he was well aware of/


Ron Santo was the best third baseman for the Chicago Cubs What a great Ballplayer and Gentlemen as well.

A story of neglect over a disease that he was well aware of/

Ron Santo was the best third baseman for the Chicago Cubs.

He just passed away this month and Chicago and everybody else will miss this man.

He was the radio announcer for the Cubs until his death.

A story I learned last year is that he lost both of his feet to diabetes and was diagnosed as a diabetic when he was 18 years old.

It was said that the lack of caring for his disease, at a young age; contributed to the loss of his feet.


Almost exactly a year after he died, the Cubs legend—on the field and in the booth—gets elected into the HoF after years of being considered the most deserving player, not in the Hall.

And it’s not just Santo whose greatness has been recognized, it’s also the type of player he was.

Ron Santo Chicago Cubs


Ron Santo is finally in the Hall of Fame.

It’s too late for Santo, who died on December 3rd of last year, but it’s wonderful news nonetheless that the Hall finally came around.

It’s good, in part, because the notoriously crotchety Hall voters are recognizing a player whose skills—though obviously appreciated and beloved in his career—are considered even more valuable today than they were in the 1960s and 1970s.

For instance, take a look at his page on Baseball-Reference, particularly the leaderboards, which tell the story of how Santo was underappreciated for so long.

By the usual sexy, back-of-the-baseball-card stats, Santo was very good, but not extraordinary.

Santo finished near the top only three times in batting average, coming in 7th, 9th, and 10th.

He finished 3rd in home runs once and 4th once, but was usually around 6th to 8th.

In hits, Santo finished 7th, 10th, 10th, and 9th in the years he was near the top of the charts.

But Santo had a great eye, finishing first in walks four times in his career.

As a result, he led the league in times on-base percentage three times.

He also led the league in sac flies three times and finished high in runs created four times (2nd, 4th, 2nd, and 3rd).

Santo was an even better fielder.

In his career as an everyday third baseman, he finished first in range factor per nine winnings five times in his career and was never lower than

4th; he led the league in assists seven straight seasons and putouts seven out of eight years between 1962 and 1969.

Here are some steps to follow to help prevent problems if you have diabetes:

Inspect your feet at least daily, preferably twice a day
Keep your feet clean and dry
Take extra care when drying your feet and toes after showering. Pay special attention to the spaces between the toes
Be sure to exercise
Always protect your feet and legs. Never walk barefoot. Avoid hot water bottles and heating pads.
Do not overexpose the skin to the sun
Use moisturizing cream or lotion daily if your skin is dry. Do not apply between the toes
Cut your toenails straight across. Do not cut into the corners. If you are unable to reach have someone else do the cutting for you
Never use knives, scissors, or razor blades to remove a corn/wart
Always look for redness, blisters, scratches, crack between the toes, or on the skin surface. Discoloration or any changes are warning signs
Change your shoes and socks daily. Make sure that you’re using “Shoes for Diabetic” and proper heat-moldable plastazote inserts and diabetic socks





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