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Ron SantoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1959-1974 MLB Years: 1960-1974
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Positions3B-2130, DH-47, 2B-42, SS-18, OF-8, 1B-3Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRonald Edward Santo
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 25,1940PlaceSeattle,Washington
Death DateDecember 3,2010 [70.282]
High SchoolFranklin (Seattle,WA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1959 by the Chicago Cubs.
Signing Bonus$20,000Signing ScoutsRoy Johnson
MLB DebutJune 26,1960 [20.122]
OrganizationsCHN [15] CHA [1] Awards9Awards Voting8-365
TBC Player ID17571Retrosheet IDsantr102MLBAM ID121697
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (3B) in 1960 ... The Chicago Cubs retired his #10 on September 28, 2003
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed55Power85Contact60XBH78RBIs87Runs53Hitting78Durability82Team.471Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1959San AntonioTexAA-19136505821653531187000000000.327.327.473.80023949505.312.146.147.3520.000.000.002.1845.9129.70
1960HoustonAmerAAA-20712724073161732000000000.268.268.412.68011224272.249.144.143.3000.000.000.002.5738.8632.88
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn10,153b2095347448724294403314402259.251.311.409.72014235382.264.158.239.3178.1211.521.422.3638.5640.23
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b21154578841643262383237377013725.284.362.479.84127761655.293.195.320.36811.1511.761.053.5125.1337.20
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b22162604441372041783416594235517.227.302.358.66021641679.241.131.243.2969.5713.841.452.5035.5329.93
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b231626307918729625996442924011717.297.339.481.82030360687.309.184.254.3576.1113.392.193.6425.2032.09
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b2416159294185331330114348696206511.313.398.564.96233476686.328.251.395.41712.5413.991.124.3719.7341.08
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b2516460888173304331013188109503712.285.378.510.88831067704.299.225.373.39012.5015.481.244.6918.4238.73
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b26155561931752183094459578628716.312.412.538.95030259672.315.226.394.41214.1411.610.824.4618.7033.71
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b27161586107176234319815961033012917.300.395.512.90730058697.313.212.369.40013.7714.781.074.4518.9032.95
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b281625778614217326983496106315718.246.354.421.77524346682.258.175.340.35414.0815.541.103.8122.1932.39
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b2916057597166184291231396972014721.289.384.485.86927951687.296.196.360.38713.9714.121.014.2219.8330.72
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b3015455583148304261142092108116617.267.369.476.84526460655.286.209.378.37414.0516.491.173.9721.3540.54
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b31154555771482212188407995017820.267.354.423.77723544642.285.156.306.35112.3114.801.203.2726.4329.73
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b32133464681402551774146975428513.302.391.487.87822647547.324.185.328.39412.6113.711.093.1127.2933.57
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn103b33149536651432922077126397401827.267.348.440.78823651604.293.173.289.35310.4316.061.543.3126.8035.66
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha10dh-2b341173752983121541023772203116.221.293.299.59211218417.259.078.171.2788.8717.271.951.2075.0021.69
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter224381431138225436567342133135411108134338139494256.277.362.464.82637797749396.292.187.323.00011.7914.291.213.6423.8134.34
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20777712223851418119000000000.306.306.452.75835173777.290.146.145.0000.000.000.002.3243.1730.67
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter712724073161732000000000.268.268.412.68011224272.249.144.143.0000.000.000.002.5738.8632.88
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter136505821653531187000000000.327.327.473.80023949505.312.146.147.0000.000.000.002.1845.9129.70
Chicago Cubs Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter212677681109217135366337129035391071127136139193240.279.366.472.83836677568979.293.193.330.00011.9314.161.193.7523.0534.82
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1173752983121541023772203116.221.293.299.59211218417.259.078.171.0008.8717.271.951.2075.0021.69
Average MLB - Per 162 games162588821632652596338097317718.277.362.464.82627356679.292.187.323.00011.7914.291.213.6423.8134.34
Average Minor - Per 162 games162608951864031493000000000.306.306.452.75827557608.290.146.145.0000.000.000.002.3243.1730.67

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn203B94--78144136235222.9452.36------9598.961.0
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn213B153--1573073141495464.9373.03------15499.499.4
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn223B157--1613322333516493.9553.14------16296.996.9
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22SS8--611121817.9442.13------1624.94.9
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn233B162--1363742625536510.9513.15------162100.0100.0
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn243B161--1563672031543523.9633.25------161100.099.4
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn253B164--1553732427552528.9573.22------164100.0101.2
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn263B152--1503912536566541.9563.56------15598.193.8
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26SS8--717152524.9603.00------1555.24.9
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn273B161--1873932633606580.9573.60------161100.0100.0
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn283B162--1303781533523508.9713.14------162100.0100.0
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn293B160--1443342723505478.9472.99------160100.098.8
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn303B152--1433202736490463.9453.05------15498.793.8
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF1--1---111.0001.00------1540.60.6
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn313B149--1182741729409392.9582.63------15496.892.0
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31OF6--1011-1211.9171.83------1543.93.7
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn323B129-11161082742119403382.9482.960.34-----13397.083.2
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn322B3-2198141817.9445.670.81-----1332.31.9
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32SS1-21---111.0001.000.50-----1330.80.6
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32OF1-91---111.0001.000.11-----1330.80.6
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn333B146-12751072712017398378.9502.590.30-----14998.090.7
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34DH47---------------11740.229.4
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha342B39--9799640202196.9705.03------11733.324.4
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha343B28--2549267674.9742.64------11723.917.5
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha341B3--13--313131.0004.33------1172.61.9
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34SS1---------------1170.90.6
MLB Totals for 3B - 15 season(s)-   3B2130-23911955458131739568536536.9543.072.73-----21300.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH47---------------470.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B42-21106107744220213.9685.0710.14-----420.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS18-21428274442.9552.3321.00-----180.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF8-91211-1413.9291.631.44-----80.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--13--313131.0004.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn20-----94-----
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21-----153-----
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22----8157-----
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23-----162-----
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24-----161-----
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25-----164-----
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26----8152-----
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27-----161-----
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28-----162-----
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29-----160-----
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30-----152---1-
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31-----149---6-
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32---31129---1-
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33-----146-----
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34--339128----47

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn50Broadcaster1627785.47518.04Don Zimmer
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn51Broadcaster1607783.48120.04Don Zimmer,Joe Altobelli,Jim Essian
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn52Broadcaster1627884.48118.04Jim Lefebvre
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn53Broadcaster1628478.51913.04Jim Lefebvre
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn54Broadcaster1134964.43416.55Tom Trebelhorn
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55Broadcaster1447371.50712.03Jim Riggleman
1996Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn56Broadcaster1627686.46912.04Jim Riggleman
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn57Broadcaster1626894.42016.05Jim Riggleman
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn58Broadcaster1639073.55212.52Jim RigglemanLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn59Broadcaster1626795.41430.03Jim Riggleman
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn60Broadcaster1626597.40130.06Don Baylor
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn61Broadcaster1628874.5435.03Don Baylor
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn62Broadcaster1626795.41430.05Don Baylor,Bruce Kimm-
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn63Broadcaster1628874.543--1Dusty BakerLost NLCS (Marlins)
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn64Broadcaster1628973.54916.03Dusty Baker-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn65Broadcaster1627983.48821.04Dusty Baker-
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn66Broadcaster1626696.40717.56Dusty Baker
2007Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn67Broadcaster1628577.525--1Lou PiniellaLost in NLDS (Arizona)
2008Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn68Broadcaster1619764.602--1Lou PiniellaLost in NLDS (Los Angeles)
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn69Broadcaster1618378.5167.54Lou Piniella
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn70Broadcaster1627587.46316.05Mike Quade,Lou Piniella
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1963MLB Player of the Month (June)1
1964MLB Player of the Month (July) ... National League Gold Glove (Third Base)2
1965National League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1966National League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1967National League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1968National League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1969MLB Player of the Month (June)1
1973National League Player of the Week (June 25-July 1)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1973-12-11TradeTraded by Cubs to White Sox for Jim Kremmel, Steve Swisher, Ken Frailing and Steve Stone. 
1959-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.