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Ron Santo books

"Ron Santo: For The Love of Ivy" (1993)
By Ron Santo and Randy Minkoff
Bonus Books, 224 pages, $20.00

Co-written with sports talk radio host Minkoff, in this book Santo reflects upon his 16-season Chicago baseball career, negotiating diabetes and athleticism, his teammates and his professional transition into broadcasting.

"Few And Chosen: Defining Cubs Greatness Across the Eras" (2005)
By Ron Santo and Phil Pepe
Triumph Books, 188 pages, $27.95

Taking the entire Cubs roster history into account, Santo ranks the team's top players in each position, leading the reader through a rich history of-- and sharing his deep and abiding optimism for-- the baseball franchise.

"Bob Logan's Tales from Chicago Sports: Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Other Animals" (2002)
By Bob Logan, foreward by Ron Santo
Sports Publishing, 200 pages, $19.95

In an author's note just ahead of Santo's foreward, Logan describes Santo as a "humble man with a love for baseball" and similarly Santo says of Logan's book in his foreward: "I was glad to know Bob Logan wrote a book about all the fun we had in Chicago" revealing their clear bond over the game and Cubs team.

"Cubs Journal: Year by Year and Day by Day with the Chicago Cubs Since 1876" (2008)
By John Snyder
Clerisy Press, 744 pages, $29.95

As the title suggests, this book serves as a day-by-day game journal of the entire Cubs history. Both Santo's most memorable moments and everyday plays are remembered in this detailed book.

"Beating the breaks: major league ballplayers who overcame disabilities" (2004)
By Rick Swaine
McFarland & Company, 231 pages, $35

This book shares the childhood challenges of famous baseball players and sheds light on how (and possibly why) Santo initially hid his diabetes from his teammates and fans.

aguth@tribune.com

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