The moment is almost here as the National Baseball Hall of Fame will open its doors to former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. But before he goes in, some of his former teammates and colleagues shares memories of No. 10 and discussed his legacy.
Here's just a bit of what they had to say, watch the video below for their full comments.
Ernie Banks: "When I hit my 500th home run, Ronnie got the hit to win the game so that's how we got connected. Hitting the 500th home run was one thing, winning the game is another thing. He won the game with the base hit and I was so overjoyed."
Billy Williams: "This is what I'm most proud of: all those numbers he put up on the board, he never did complain 'I feel this, I feel that.' He went out and played the game as it should be played."
Pat Hughes: "The Hall of Fame really is about legacy, so forever more, people are going to realize what a great, great ballplayer Ron was."
Tom Ricketts: "He's one of the greatest people of all-time and everything he did after his career that added to his legacy is really tremendous. It's not only what he did in the booth, but everything he did for juvenile diabetes research, everything he did for the people that had diabetes, all the time he made for all the kids that would call him. He was just a wonderful person."
Banks: "He loved the game of baseball. That's his legacy, a man who loved the game of baseball, which was life to him."