Commissioner's statement regarding Ron Santo

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the election of the late Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo to the National Baseball Hall of Fame:

“This is a great day for baseball and for Cubs fans everywhere.  I am thrilled that the memory of my dear friend Ron Santo will be preserved forever in the halls of Cooperstown.  As a star player and a beloved broadcaster, Ron was a staple of the Cubs’ experience every single day for decades, representing all the goodwill of both the franchise and the game he loved.

“I always admired Ron’s courage and loyalty, and I miss him very much.  Today, I am so proud to know that his contributions to baseball will receive the highest honor.  On behalf of Major League Baseball, I congratulate Ron’s wife Vicki, their four children and their grandchildren.”