Friday, May 13, 2011

Remembering Ronnie Roundup: Book Set to Come Out

Pat Hughes and Rich Wolfe have finished writing their book Ron Santo: A Perfect Ten in honor of the late Cubs legend. It is now available for pre-order on Preordered copies of the book will be shipped out on Thursday, June 2. The price is $25. Hughes and Wolfe spoke with many people who were touched by Santo and new Ron closely and published their thoughts. Contributors to the book include:

  • Ron Santo Jr., Ronnie's son

  • Pat Hughes, co-author and Santo's partner on WGN Radio for 15 years

  • Kerry Wood, Cubs pitcher from '98 to '08 while Ronnie was in the booth. Santo's favorite current Cub.

  • Vicki Santo, Ron's wife

  • Jeff Santo, Ron's son

  • Linda Santo-Brown, Ron's daughter

  • Judy Santo, Ronnie's ex-wife

  • Frank Sevelli and Bill Chatalas, childhood friends of Ron Santo

  • Bud Selig, MLB commissioner

  • Tom Ricketts, the chairman of the Cubs

  • Ned Colletti, Dodgers GM and friend of Ron

  • Crane Kenney, Cubs President

  • John McDonough, former Cubs front office man, now with the Blackhawks

  • Mike Murphy, radio personality

  • David Kaplan, WGN Radio and Comcast Sports Net host

  • Bruce Miles, Cubs beat writer for the Daily Herald

  • Fred Mitchell, writer for the Chicago Tribune

  • Matt Boltz, producer engineer of Cubs baseball on WGN Radio since 2000

  • Judd Sirott, worked with Ron for two years on Cubs radio, current pre/post host

  • Cory Provus, worked with Ron for two years on WGN Radio for 1 inning of play-by-play and pregame show

  • Andy Masur, was the first to work as the third member of the booth with Pat and Ron, did so far seven seasons

  • Thom Brennaman, Ron's only other broadcast partner besides Pat

I cannot wait until I have my hands on a copy of the book!


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