1. Ron Santo Era Home, Away and Alternate
This selection comes to honor, celebrate and acknowledge one of the most beloved Cubs ever: Ron Santo. A mainstay at third base during the 60s and early 70s, Santo's No. 10 is retired, only one of seven players to have their number retired by the Cubs. Mildly put, Santo was one of the most consistent third basemen to play at the major league level. Santo's record of 164 games at third base is still a record today. He led the N.L. in total chances every season from 1961-68.
When I envision Santo, I picture his baseball card with his hair falling underneath his cap while wearing the white Cubs jersey with blue pinstripes and the bear shoulder patch. Santo wasn't only a fantastic ball player, but his philanthropy was also a reason for his Chicago fame. He raised millions for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation after battling the disease for his entire life, mostly privately.
Finally, Santo became the first player in MLB history to wear a batting helmet with protective ear flaps. All of these accomplishments were conquered while he was wearing some variation of the Cubs' uniform between 1960-73.