How Ron Santo Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Ron Santo reached the respectable age of 70 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous baseball player.

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.

He had four kids with his wife Vicky Santo, named Jeff, Ron Jr., Linda, and Kelly.

He and Ernie Banks were both longtime Cubs who were later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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


I’m a Cubbie. I’ll always be a Cubbie.

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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’m the perfect candidate to be affected by SARS. I’m highly susceptible to infections.

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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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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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