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.

Information about the death of Ron Santo
Cause of deathDiabetes
Age of death70 years
ProfessionBaseball Player
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1940
Death dateDecember 3, 2010
Place of deathScottsdale, Arizona, United States
Place of burialN/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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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