Ron Santo: For Love of Ivy - The Autobiography of Ron Santo

Ron Santo For Love of Ivy The Autobiography of Ron Santo Ron Santo has a remarkable story to tell from the trauma of a serious illness to his fame as one of the greatest third basemen in the history of baseball Loaded with untold stories about the greatest

  • Title: Ron Santo: For Love of Ivy - The Autobiography of Ron Santo
  • Author: Ron Santo
  • ISBN: 9780929387925
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ron Santo has a remarkable story to tell, from the trauma of a serious illness to his fame as one of the greatest third basemen in the history of baseball.Loaded with untold stories about the greatest players ever to grace the game, and updated for seasons to come, this book will delight not only Cubs fans, but baseball fans everywhere.

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    1. Ron Santo’s purpose in writing Ron Santo: For Love of Ivy was to share his experiences as a major league athlete and as a person dealing with diabetes. Ron had a rough time growing up without a father and said, “Sports saved me.” He also wanted people to know that despite having diabetes it is still possible to do anything you want. Initially, he kept his diabetes a secret, but later shared it with the public and raised lots of money for diabetes research.The themes of the book were to fol [...]

    2. I grew up listening to Ron on WGN Radio and really enjoyed his enthusiasm for the Cubs, along with his rapport with both Harry Caray and then Pat Hughes. Fun book to read concerning baseball in the 60s, and also his valiant struggle with juvenile diabetes.

    3. Two of my grandchildren, Christian (10) & Hayden (8), found this book at a book fair. Knowing my love for baseball and the Cubs, they bought it for me with their own money. I thoroughly enjoyed Ron Santo telling his life story!

    4. Just about done with it - such a interesting career he had. He's my favorite sports announcer, I loved learning more about him.

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