Santo's ashes to be scattered in Wrigley

December, 10, 2010
12/10/10
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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My friend Ron Santo will be cremated, and a source told me his ashes will be spread throughout Wrigley Field, his favorite place in the world.

Santo was eulogized at a service at Holy Name Cathedral by two different John McDonoughs, baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Santo's radio partner for 15 years Pat Hughes, as well as many dignitaries, including pallbearers Fergie Jenkins, Glenn Beckert, Randy Hundley, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams. Current players in attendance were Ryan Dempster, Sean Marshall, Justin Berg and Koyie Hill. Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly also was in attendance.

After the service, the procession followed the Santo hearse for a final trip to Wrigley, escorted by two police cars and three limousines. The procession lapped the ballpark from third base to first.

Santo's family and friends will host a dinner for family and friends at Harry Caray's downtown.

The Cubs will wear No. 10 patches on their uniform sleeves in 2011 to commemorate Santo's contribution to the Cubs.

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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