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Cubs lose their biggest fan

"W" flags are flying at half-staff all over Wrigleyville today, as legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo passed away this morning from complications due to bladder cancer. A nine-time All Star and five-time Gold Glover, Santo never did get to see his name in Cooperstown and, even more tragically, never saw his beloved Cubs win the World Series. But when (please, please, not if) they do, thousands of Cubs fans everywhere will swear they hear Ronnie up above cheering louder than anyone.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By Sarah Spain

"W" flags are flying at half-staff all over Wrigleyville today, as legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo passed away this morning from complications due to bladder cancer. A nine-time All Star and five-time Gold Glover, Santo spent 14 of his 15 Major League seasons playing for the Cubs and then spent 21 years in the radio broadcast booth, revealing his love for the team with every groan, moan and cheer sent over the airwaves.

On the diamond, Santo was one of the greatest ...

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