Ron Santo – How Did the Baseball player Die?
Ron Santo died at age 70, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding baseball player Ron Santo's death.
Biography - A Short Wiki
Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame third baseman who played in nine All-Star games, and later become a famous sportscaster.
He signed with the Cubs in 1959, and played most of his career as a Cub, until he was traded to the White Sox towards the end of his career.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously in 2012.
How did Ron Santo die?
Ron Santo's death was caused by diabetes.
Santo died at 12:40 am on December 3, 2010 in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, due to complications from bladder cancer and diabetes.
|Cause of death||Diabetes|
|Age of death||70 years|
|Birthday||February 25, 1940|
|Death date||December 3, 2010|
|Place of death||Scottsdale, Arizona, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Every player had a roommate for out-of-town games, so I had to slip into the bathroom early each morning and secretly take my insulin injection. I feared that if the Cubs found out and I slumped badly, they would attribute it to the diabetes and send me back to the minors - or worse, release me."Ron Santo
"I think I've inspired a lot of people, and I'm one, if I get a letter and someone's in serious shape, I'll call them. I relate to these people."Ron Santo
"I believe very strongly - and I never brought this up as a player - but I put up, I feel, Hall of Fame numbers with diabetes. If I didn't have diabetes - nobody realizes that, when I was diagnosed at 18, even the doctors didn't know what to do about diabetes."Ron Santo
"I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 18. I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up."Ron Santo
"I'm a Cub fan, and I sit up here and I know when we have a good team, I know when we're struggling, and it affects me just like any other fan, and I just happen to show it on the radio. I can't help it."Ron Santo