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Santo Remembered: The playing days

Ron Santo had his No. 10 retired at Wrigley Field on Sept. 28, 2003. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Ron Santo played 15 MLB seasons from 1960-74, including 14 with Cubs. He played his final season with the White Sox.

During Santo's years in the Cubs' booth, the team played 3,333 games, going 1,621-1,711-1 (.486) in 21 seasons.

The Cubs were above .500 for nine of those seasons, and they won 90+ games twice (1998, 2008).

The North Siders made the postseason four times during that stretch (1998, '03, 07 and '08), and reached the NLCS in 2003.

There were 12 Cubs managers during Santo's tenure.

Here's a look at some of Santo's accomplishments:

  • .277 BA, 342 HR, 1,331 RBI

  • 4 career 30-HR seasons

  • 9-time All-Star

  • 5-time Gold Glove winner

  • Finished top 5 in MVP voting twice (1967, ’69)

  • Led NL with 13 triples in 1964

  • Joined Cubs broadcast booth in 1990

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