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October 22, 2017

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December 3, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Santo in 1989 at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. As he was one of my boyhood heroes, I was thrilled beyond words. On the field or off, he never let me down. Thank you, Ron.
December 3, 2010
Play 2 Ronnie.
December 3, 2010
Say hi to my Dad in heaven Mr. Santo. Rich Pincenti. He also had diabetes. He loved you so much. I bet he's thrilled to finally meet you. RIP #10.
December 3, 2010
Growing up, I idolized Ron Santo. One of the biggest thrills of my life was when I got his autograph before a White Sox game in Milwaukee in 1974. But, it wasn't just about getting the autograph, it was about getting a glimpse of his character that made the moment unforgettable.
During White Sox batting practice, there was a crowd of about twenty people by the left-field tarp trying to get his attention as he was shagging balls in the infield. Santo came over. Seeing this, the crowd soon grew. He was friendly and patient with everyone. He looked people in the eye and chatted a bit as he signed autographs.
A mentally disabled teenage boy near the back of the crowd kept yelling at him, "Hey Ron! I love you, Ron! Are you going to hit a home run, tonight, Ron?" "I hope so," Santo shouted back after the boy had repeated himself about three times. In his glee at getting an answer, the teen kept shouting, "I love you, Ron! Hit a home run, Ron!" He was good natured about it, but people were starting to get uncomfortable. He kept jumping up and down and shouting.
An older girl I assume was his sister started to walk him away. Santo saw this, and said, "Come down here," motioning them forward. They worked their way to the front of the crowd. Santo turned to the White Sox coach throwing batting practice and shouted for him to toss over two balls. He signed one for the boy, and one for his sister. I was standing right next to them when he did it. The boy kept saying, "Thanks, Ron! Thanks, Ron!" He was truly elated. Santo told them they were very welcome as he turned and took my program from my hands and signed it. I'll never forget that moment. What a great man. What a terrible loss to his family and the baseball world.
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