Friday, June 25, 2010
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.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
He was one of the most famous Americans in the 1920s. During that time he became acquainted with a certain scarfaced gangster in Chicago--and that caused him quite a bit of embarrassment the night of his biggest fight.
Several of the Chicago Cubs were on hand to witness it.