Friday, June 25, 2010

Ron Santo

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Ron Santo's first game as a Chicago Cub. He batted sixth and played third base.

In the second inning, he singled in his first Major League at bat.

In the fifth inning, with the Cubs trailing 2-0, Pirates pitcher Bob Friend intentionally walked Cubs outfielder George Altman to load the bases, so he could face the rookie third baseman again.

This time, Santo cleared the bases with a double, the first three RBIs of his big league career.

He was twenty years old.