Chicago Cubs: Five of the best moments at Wrigley Field

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No.3: Ron Santo gets “His Hall of Fame” moment

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who was a bigger Chicago Cubs fan than Ron Santo. The man defined what it meant to be a true Cubs fan. He loved the Cubs, the Cubs’ fans, Chicago, and Wrigley Field. It was heartbreaking not to see him year after year not to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Even Though the Hall of Fame wasn’t going to do what was right, it didn’t mean that the Chicago Cubs were going to do what was right and long overdue.

On September 15, 2003, the Chicago Cubs announced to all of Wrigleyville that Ron Santo’s No.10 jersey was going to be retired and would fly with the other legendary Chicago Cubs’ retired numbers.

September 28, 2003, Ron Santo’s jersey was retired and would forever fly in Wrigley Field. Appropriately, his number would fly with Mr. Cub Ernie Banks‘ No.14. Without a doubt, no two players captured the hearts of Cubs fans more so than Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, so it was only fitting that they’d be together forever for all of Chicago and future Cubs fans to see.

Santo at the ceremony would go on to say, “This flag hanging down the left-field line means more to me
than the Hall of Fame,” Santo told the cheering crowd at Wrigley Field when his number was retired. This couldn’t be any better,” he said. “With the adversity that I have been through, if it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t be standing here right now.” *quote courtesy of

If you haven’t watched his documentary “This Old Cub”, please do so, you won’t regret it.

Next: No.2: Milestone for Mr. Cub